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Venus Williams through to semifinals in Auckland

Venus Williams through to semifinals in Auckland

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Venus Williams claimed a straight-set win Thursday that left her the only unseeded player to reach the semifinals of the WTA's ASB Classic in New Zealand.
Ivanovic advances to quarterfinals at ASB Classic

Ivanovic advances to quarterfinals at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Ana Ivanovic needed only 43 minutes Wednesday to gain a spot in the quarterfinals of the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Venus Williams opens 2014 season with a win

Venus Williams opens 2014 season with a win

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Venus Williams topped Andrea Hlavackova in straight sets Monday for a season-opening win at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in New Zealand.
Serena Williams picks up 10th WTA title of 2013

Serena Williams picks up 10th WTA title of 2013

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Serena Williams ran her 2013 record to 73-4 and collected her 10th WTA title of the year with a straight-set win over Jelena Jankovic in the China Open final.
Li claims easy second-round China Open win

Li claims easy second-round China Open win

BEIJING, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Local favorite Li Na dropped just one game Tuesday in posting a second-round win at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

Petkovic beats Azarenka in China Open first round

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Andrea Petkovic ousted world No. 2 and defending champion Victoria Azarenka in a first-round match Monday at the China Open tennis tournament.
Kvitova tops Kerber for Pan Pacific title

Kvitova tops Kerber for Pan Pacific title

TOKYO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova defeated Angelique Kerber in three sets Saturday and claimed the championship at the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament.
Kvitova edges Venus in semifinals at Pan Pacific Open

Kvitova edges Venus in semifinals at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova ended Venus Williams' run at Tokyo's Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in a third-set semifinal tiebreaker Friday.
Venus Williams through to semifinals in Tokyo

Venus Williams through to semifinals in Tokyo

TOKYO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Venus Williams claimed a 3-hour, three-set victory Thursday in gaining a spot in the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Venus Williams wins again in Japan

Venus Williams wins again in Japan

TOKYO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Venus Williams rallied for a three-set win Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

Venus Williams beats Victoria Azarenka at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Venus Williams defeated world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka in a second-round match Tuesday at the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

Sloane Stephens among winners as Pan Pacific Open begins

TOKYO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- No. 9-seeded Sloane Stephens was on the court less than an hour Sunday in taking a first-round win at the WTA's Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

Serena Williams rained out at U.S. Open, sister Venus eliminated

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Top seed Serena Williams was forced to wait a day to play her second-round match at the U.S. Open Wednesday while her sister was eliminated from the tournament.
Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

Serena, Venus Williams among early U.S. Open winners

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Top-seeded four-time champion Serena Williams and elder sister Venus, a two-time winner herself, each recorded a first-round win Monday at the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams overcomes lost set to take Cincinnati opener

CINCINNATI, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams lost her first set since Wimbledon Wednesday but came from behind to reach the third round of the Western & Southern Open.
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American Venus Williams returns the ball in her match against Japan's Kimiko Date-Krumm on the third day of the 125th Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon,England on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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Venus Ebony Starr Williams (born June 17, 1980) is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 32 as of 4 July 2011 in singles and World No. 20 in doubles as of 2011. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black woman to achieve this feat during the open era.

Her 21 Grand Slam titles ties her for twelfth on the all time list and is more than any other active female player except for her younger sister Serena Williams. Venus Williams' titles consist of: seven in singles, twelve in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles. Those seven Grand Slam singles titles ties her with four other women for twelfth place on the all-time list. Her five Wimbledon singles titles ties her with two other women for eighth place on the all-time list. Venus Williams is one of only three women in the open era to have won five or more Wimbledon singles titles. From the 2000 Wimbledon Championships through the 2001 US Open, Williams won four of the six Grand Slam singles tournaments held. She is one of only five women in the open era to win 200 or more main draw Grand Slam singles matches.

Williams has won three Olympic gold medals, one in singles and two in women's doubles. She has won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis player. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Venus Williams."
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