Venus Williams

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Tennis Player (1980)
Fri Sep 06 2019
By   Selena

Are you a tennis devotee? Then you'd already know the popular figure, Serena Williams. Well, we'll speak about her biological sister named Venus Williams, who is also a well-known professional American tennis player. Currently, she is ranked world No — 52 in the WTA singles rankings.

Early Life of Venus Williams

Venus Williams was born on 17th June 1980 in Lynwood, California as Venus Ebony Starr Williams. Further, she is the daughter of Richard Williams and Oracene Williams. As per her citizenship, she is American and is of mixed ethnicity. 

Venus has won seven Grand Slam titles since becoming a pro in 1994, including five Wimbledon championships. Her dad Richard Williams brought Venus to tennis at the government courts in Los Angeles, not far from Compton's family home.

Venus Williams while playing tennis
Image: Tennis Player, Venus Williams

Williams was the first unseeded U.S. in 1997. Open finalists for women in the Open age. She lost to Hingis Martina. She won both Wimbledon and the United States in 2000. Open, paving the way for her to enter into a $40 million Reebok agreement. Then, in 2001, she came out to defend her titles.

Venus- Siblings

 Well, Venus has a one younger biological sister Serena Williams, who is an American professional tennis player. In addition, she has a total of seven half-siblings from her father and mother's past wedding. They are Lyndrea Price, Isha Price, Lynda Price, Richard Williams III, Dylan Starr Williams, David Witt, and Joannette Kruger

Venus Williams and Serena Williams together in the field
Snap: Venus Williams and Serena Williams 

In addition, Williams has redefined women's tennis with her strength and superb athleticism along with her younger sister, Serena. Venus Williams trails only her sister Serena with 49 singles titles among active players on the WTA Tour with most singles titles.

Relationship Status With Tom Brady

Some of the sports world's biggest stars are married to other multi-millionaires, establishing dynasties. Think of Serena married the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, or the supermodel Gisele Bündchen married Tom Brady. Now, talking about this Tennis player Venus is not a married woman. 

Break Up With Nicky Hammond  

At the present time, she is reported to be single. However, in the past, she was reportdely dating to her former boyfriend, Nicky Hammond. Nicky is a millionaire who serves as a private financier. And he is reportedly 12 years younger than Venus, who turned 39 on June 17. 

Venus Williams and Nicky Hammond, her former friend
Snap: Venus Williams and her former boyfriend, Nicky Hammond

But,  it is still unclear how long the couple were dated eachother. As per some sources, Venus dated Hammond for almost two years and have broken up. Even after the breakup, they are still friends as they enjoy each other company. 

The actual reason behind their seperation, the source added that Venus is looking for a family and a marriage and that the younger Hammond wasn't in the same phase. Also, they also got serious and that Hammond had submitted Venus with a ring. But the ring was just a ring of friendship.

At the moment of the partnership, the strapping, 6-foot-4 Hammond said:

 “We have a firm commitment to one another to keep our relationship private.”

Also, Hammond cheered seen in the past on Venus at tournaments, including the Australian Open.

Before Nicky, Venus previously dated pro golfer Hank Kuehne and as well as model Elio Pis. Moreover, her fellow tennis great Serena tied the knot and gave birth to a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

Huge Amount Of Net Worth from Tennis

Venus Williams' net worth is estimated at $95 million as of 2019. That's huge, yet far from his estimate of $225 million for sister Serena Williams. She has made her won astonishing fortune through her combination of business acumen and athletic prowess.

Besides this, Williams has also been involved in a variety of social causes, including working closely with UNESCO to promote gender equality worldwide.

Endorsement Details

Well, Williams still has plenty of endorsement deals with impressive firms, though. In 2010, she appointed an Electronic Arts brand ambassador (EA-Get Report) in 2010, has a deal with Wilson Sporting Goods and has appeared for Tide in commercials.

However, her elder sister Serena rakes in about $18 million per year just from endorsements deals as per as Forbes.

Investments in her name as well

Williams is a renowned Ellevest backer, a women-oriented digital investment platform. Ellevest was designed to assist females interested in investing and in assisting the objective of women and men economic equality.

Venus Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Like her sister Serena, Venus is also an entrepreneur and investor who joined the company world and established various businesses. This involves a women's athletic wear line, EleVen, and an interior design company, V Starr Interiors.

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