60 Interesting Facts About Venus Williams

Last updated on February 27th, 2022

56. She was listed as No.60 in the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World back in 2010. Her sister Serena was also on the list as No. 55. She was also ranked No. 86 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2012.

57. In 2021, Forbes estimated her total earnings for the year at $11.3 million with most of it coming off-the-field. This puts her as No.3 in the list of highest paid female athletes of the year. At the top was Naomi Osaka with $57.3 million.

58. The busy athlete likes mobile meals. Breakfast consists of fruits or protein shake while lunch could be a smoothie or rice and sweet potatoes. For snacks, she eats Clif Bars, kale chips, and green juices. Dinners are usually easy to prepare salads.

59. After successfully ensuring equal pay in tennis Grand Slams, Venus Williams is joining the bigger fight for global pay equality and using her platform effectively. She wrote an essay on the topic published on the British Vogue Magazine.

60. Venus is a best-selling author. Her first book is “Come to Win” about how sports help professionals in their careers. It went as high as Top 5 in the NY Times bestseller list. Other books include “Venus and Serena: Serving from the Hip” and “How to Play Tennis”.

Venus Williams quotes

1. “Some people say I have attitude–maybe I do…But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does–that makes you a winner right there.”

2. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.”

3. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t just pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.”

4. “Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent.”

5. “You have to let fear go. Another lesson is you just have to believe in yourself; you just have to. There’s no way around it. No matter how things are stacked against you, you just have to every time.”

6. “I love seeing people be successful! I love that. It’s wonderful. There’s enough room for everybody.”

7. “In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.”

8. “The thing about tennis is if you stay off for two weeks, or just for three days, you can lose your rhythm quickly. So, it’s just a question of constant diligence and vigilance.”

9. “I want to get better. Every time you lose, you learn from it, and after every win, you look to building on the tempo.”

10. “I think I’ve been fortunate to be at the top of the game and in the media for years, and a lot of times, people want to be your friend when you’re on the top. You know, there have been times when I’ve been injured and I never got a phone call. So that’s the way it is.”

11. “You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner.”

12. “Equality for men and women, across the world, not only in sports, is the goal. We obviously have a long way to go, but every little bit helps.”

13. “No matter who you are, the grass is never greener on the other side.”

14. “My motto has always been that you can’t say, ‘Oh, it won’t happen to me.’ You have to say, ‘That can happen to me.’ So always be aware that things can happen.”

15. “Tennis is mostly mental. Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can’t play tennis well and not be a good thinker. You win or lose the match before you even go out there.”

16. “In life, there is no such thing as impossible; it’s always possible.”

17. “One who is persistent will excel.”

18. “Understanding that being nervous, having doubts and lacking confidence are emotions that are human is how you deal with it. It is okay to feel that way… and then understanding that you can work through it.”

19. “You’ve got to live in the moment. When it’s over, it’s over.”

20. “Life’s a challenge, but that’s the best part.”

Venus Williams – quick facts and statistics 

Born17 June 1980 (age 41 years), Lynwood, California, United States
NicknamesQueen V
Field of WorkTennis
Career High RankingNo. 1
February 25, 2002
Win/Lost Singles815–265 (75.5%)
Grand Slams Singles resultsAustralian Open F (2003, 2017)
French Open F (2002)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008)
US Open W (2000, 2001)
Grand Slam Doubles resultsAustralian Open W (2001, 2003, 2009, 2010)
French Open W (1999, 2010)
Wimbledon W (2000, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016)
US Open W (1999, 2009)
Olympic GamesGold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Singles
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Doubles
TrainerRick Macci
ManagerJill Smoller
Height1.85 m
DebutOctober 31, 1994
AwardsBest Female Tennis Player ESPY Award (2001, 2002, 2006)
BET Award For The Sportwoman of the Year (2006)
Glamous Award For The Comeback (2005)
and many more
EducationAssociate of Science in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Indiana University East
ParentsFather: Richard Williams
Mother: Oracene Price
SiblingSerena Williams, Yetunde Price, Richard Williams III, Lyndrea Price, Isha Price
In filmsKing Richard
Net Worth95 Million USD (2021)
Table last updated17 February, 2022