Venus Williams is one of the top tennis players in the entire world. She’s broken barriers and continues to be a force. Here are some facts about this athlete that many people don’t know. Stay tuned for the next part of the article, which should be here soon!
Number Fifteen: She’s Beaten Serena Twice
By now, almost everyone knows the William sisters. However, not many people know that Venus Williams was the only person to beat Serena twice in the US open. Knowing what a huge force Serena is, this is quite the accomplishment.
Number Fourteen: They Avoided Junior’s Tennis
Well, in a sense. When Venus was being trained alongside her sister by her dad, they aimed to not be in the Junior’s Tennis circuit too much in order to avoid exhaustion. This gave them the upper hand in competitions.
Number Thirteen: She Lived With Serena for a Long Time
Up until just a couple of years ago, Venus Williams lived with Serena in the same house in Florida. Even now, they only live a few miles apart from one another.
Number Twelve: Venus Williams Has a Really Fast Serve
Venus Williams is really fast when she serves the ball. At 129 mph, it’s extremely difficult for her competition to hit back when she’s serving.
Number Eleven: She Was The First
Venus Williams was the first black woman in the world to be ranked first place. It’s people like her which inspire many to have big dreams.
Number Ten: She Has More Than One Sister
For anyone that is a fan of tennis, they may be surprised to learn that Serena isn’t the only sister Venus Williams has. There’s also Yetunde, Lydnrea, and Isha. Sadly, Yetunde was murdered in 2003.
Number Nine She Was Once Called Unorthodox
When Venus Williams was on the rise, Robin Finn, who works for the New York Times, said that she was “the most unorthodox tennis prodigy her sport has ever seen”. Seeing her success in following years, it can be understood that it was a compliment.
There’s so much to this athlete that still a lot of people don’t know. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!