Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No.11 in singles as of February 2015. She is the first black American woman to achieve this feat during Open Era. She is also regarded as the best grass court player of her generation and she is widely considered as one of the all-time greats of women's tennis. Williams has won four Olympic gold medals. She and her sister Serena have won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis players.
Venus Williams was born to Richard Williams and Oracene Price. When she was ten, she and her sister had a chance to attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci, who took notice of the sisters and who would provide additional coaching. Venus Williams held a 63–0 record on the United States Tennis Association junior tour and was ranked No. 1 among the under-12 players in Southern California.
Williams is now dating Cuban model Elio Pis whom she met when he modeled for her EleVen fashion line.
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