Venus Ebony Starr Williams is a professional US-based tennis player. She is a former world number one in both singles and doubles and has seven Grand Slam singles victories, five at Wimbledon and two at the US Open.
The 42-year-old was trained to be a tennis player by her parents, Oracene Price and Richard Williams, like her sister Serena. The talented player made her professional debut in 1994 and reached her first major final at the 1997 US Open. She was the winner of Wimbledon and the US Open in 2000 and 2001. The athlete also won the Olympic singles gold in Sydney in 2000.
The brilliant tennis athlete was ranked the world's number one player by the Women's Tennis Association for 19 weeks. The proficient player was declared first in singles in the Open Era on February 25, 2002. Williams, along with her sister Serena, won their fourth straight Grand Slam, propelling them to the top of the doubles rankings on June 7, 2010.
The professional tennis player is currently competing in a tennis match at Wimbledon.
Venus Williams' Husband And Daughter
Venus Williams is not married and is presently single. In an Instagram Live in 2021, she answered a fan's question about her personal life openly and said that she is not presently dating anyone.
However, she was previously in a relationship with Nicholas Hammond. We can see an old photo of Venus with her ex-boyfriend.
The pair started to date each other in 2017. After a few years in the relationship, the couple broke up in 2019.
Nicholas was a well-known financier and heir to the Annenberg fortune. He was a millionaire born into a wealthy family who worked as a private financier for high-profile clients.
What Illness Does Venus Williams Have?
Venus Williams has an illness called Sjogren's syndrome. This rare disease is an autoimmune condition characterized by dry ice and dry mouth as the most prominent symptoms. Some patients with this condition may have muscular and joint discomfort, as well as inflammation of key organs.
The professional tennis player was diagnosed right before her second-round match against Sabine Lisicki at the 2011 US Open. She retired from the competition, marking the first time in a year that she had not reached the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam tournament. Because of her performance this year, the American celebrity has dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since 1996.
However, the prominent athlete does not let her illness win over her. She made a great comeback and has been able to give remarkable performances time and again, and is currently in a good health state.
Venus Williams Net Worth And Salary
The net worth of Venus Williams is estimated to be around $95 million in the present year (2022). The salary of a proficient tennis star is about $42 million.
The elegant player is one of the richest female athletes in the world. Furthermore, she has also signed a multi-million dollar contract with Reebok and has sponsorships with Wilson, Tide, Kraft, Electronic Arts, and Ralph Lauren, who have also sponsored her. The tennis player was recently chosen as Lacoste's global brand spokesperson.