At a glance

17 Jun 1980 Lynwood, United States of America
Queen V
185 cm / 75 kg 6'1'' / 165 pounds
Female
Venus Williams is one of only two female Olympic tennis players to have won four Olympic titles. One of the dominant players in the women’s game since 2000, Venus Williams has won 21 Grand Slam titles through 2013, including seven singles titles. Her sister, Serena Williams, is also a top tennis player, having surpassed Venus as a singles player in terms of championships, but the two have won the Olympic women’s doubles in 2000, 2008, and 2012. Serena is the other female to have won four Olympic tennis gold medals. They have also frequently been rivals, meeting each other in...

Venus Williams is one of only two female Olympic tennis players to have won four Olympic titles. One of the dominant players in the women’s game since 2000, Venus Williams has won 21 Grand Slam titles through 2013, including seven singles titles. Her sister, Serena Williams, is also a top tennis player, having surpassed Venus as a singles player in terms of championships, but the two have won the Olympic women’s doubles in 2000, 2008, and 2012. Serena is the other female to have won four Olympic tennis gold medals. They have also frequently been rivals, meeting each other in eight Grand Slam finals between 2001 and 2009, with Venus winning two of the encounters. Known for her powerful game, Venus Williams has been ranked #1 on the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) list three times for a total of 11 weeks.

Venus in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
5
medals
Gold medal:4 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:
  • Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    • =33
      Tennis
      Singles
    • =17
      Tennis
      Doubles
    • 2 Silver medal
      Tennis
      Doubles
  • London
    London 2012
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 2012
    • =9
      Tennis
      Singles
    • 1 Gold medal
      Tennis
      Doubles
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • =5
      Tennis
      Singles
    • 1 Gold medal
      Tennis
      Doubles
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • =9
      Tennis
      Singles
    • =17
      Tennis
      Doubles
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 1 Gold medal
      Tennis
      Singles
    • 1 Gold medal
      Tennis
      Doubles