Sometimes in the match, I was a little disappointed with the errors I was making, and it made it a lot tougher for meVenus Williams captures Korea Open Sep 30, 2007
I have many great memories from competing at the U.S. Open and I regret that I will not be able to participate in 2006Injured Venus Williams out of U.S. Open Aug 25, 2006
I will miss the excitement of competing in front of the New York fans at one of the premier sporting events in the worldInjured Venus Williams out of U.S. Open Aug 25, 2006
I had some opportunities, but unfortunately she played some good tennisVenus Williams out at Wimbledon Jul 01, 2006
I don't think I had the kind of preparation I wanted and I felt that I had to compensate in other areasVenus Williams upset Sunday at French Open Jun 01, 2003
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.