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Venus Williams

Born: June 17, 1980 (age 41)

Height: 6' 0.5" (185cm)

Hometown: Lynwood, California
Nationality: United States American
Current Rank (Apr 17): No. 12 (3,811 points)
Venus Williams
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Sports Mole has 342 articles about Venus Williams. Articles 1 to 40:
Ashleigh Barty celebrates at Wimbledon on July 5, 2021
Wimbledon day nine: Ashleigh Barty headlines women's last eight
The men's quarter-final line-up also needs completing with second seed Daniil Medvedev 2-1 up against Hubert Hurkacz.
Jul 6, 08:44
Ons Jabeur pictured at Wimbledon on July 5, 2021
Ons Jabeur fights back to defeat Iga Swiatek at Wimbledon
Ons Jabeur followed up victories over Venus Williams and Garbine Muguruza.
Jul 5, 17:14
Nick Kyrgios pictured at Wimbledon on July 3, 2021
Nick Kyrgios-Venus Williams doubles run over following Australian's injury
The duo wowed Wimbledon on Friday when they beat Austin Krajicek and Sabrina Santamaria in three hugely entertaining sets.
Jul 5, 13:24
Nick Kyrgios pictured at Wimbledon on July 3, 2021
Nick Kyrgios "devastated" to exit Wimbledon through injury
The Australian has delighted the crowd this week with his tennis as well as his antics.
Jul 3, 18:49
Nick Kyrgios pictured at Wimbledon on July 3, 2021
Nick Kyrgios forced to retire from Wimbledon through injury
The Australian forgot his trainers before the match.
Jul 3, 17:48
Coco Gauff pictured at Wimbledon on July 3, 2021
Coco Gauff sees off Kaja Juvan to reach Wimbledon round four
The 17-year-old swept past Kaja Juvan, the Slovenian world number 102, 6-3 6-3 on Centre Court.
Jul 3, 16:39
Nick Kyrgios pictured at Wimbledon on June 29, 2021
Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams advance in Wimbledon mixed doubles
Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams won 6-3 3-6 7-5 and received a standing ovation from a delighted crowd.
Jul 2, 19:45
Venus Williams of the United States reacts against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine (not pictured) in the second round on day three of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2019
Venus Williams: 'I will play at Wimbledon again'
Venus Williams was beaten 6-0 7-5 by Tunisian Ons Jabeur.
Jun 30, 22:00
Ashleigh Barty pictured at Wimbledon on June 29, 2021
Ashleigh Barty pays tribute to Carla Suarez Navarro after Wimbledon win
Angelique Kerber and Venus Williams secured contrasting victories before the rain returned in SW19.
Jun 29, 17:57
A general shot of Centre Court ahead of the 2021 Wimbledon tennis tournament
Wimbledon matches cancelled as rain disrupts day one
Several contests were moved to day two.
Jun 28, 16:28
Johanna Konta pictured at the French Open on September 27, 2020
Venus Williams, Johanna Konta set to headline Nottingham Open
The WTA Tour event kicks off the grass-court season from June 5-13 at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
May 12, 11:29
Naomi Osaka celebrates after beating Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final on February 20, 2021
Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open title by beating Jennifer Brady
The Japanese star defeated Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-2 at Melbourne Park.
Feb 20, 10:26
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Australian Open roundup: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams progress to third round
Petra Kvitova and Stan Wawrinka were among the casualties.
Feb 10, 14:51
Serena Williams celebrates beating Laura Siegemund at the Australian Open on February 8, 2021
Tennis roundup: Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka dominate in Australian Open
Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka dropped just five games between them in the first round at Melbourne Park.
Feb 8, 08:51
Naomi Osaka celebrates winning the 2020 US Open on September 12, 2020
Result: Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka claim strong victories in Melbourne
Ashleigh Barty defeated Ana Bogdan in her first official match for nearly a year.
Feb 2, 13:26
Novak Djokovic of Serbia after beating Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina in the second round on day three of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2019
US Open preview: Draw, seeds, who is missing?
After a seven-and-a-half-month wait for the second Major of the year, Sports Mole takes a look at the upcoming US Open at Flushing Meadows.
Aug 29, 21:00
Venus Williams of the United States reacts against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine (not pictured) in the second round on day three of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2019
Serena Williams relishing clash against sister Venus Williams
Coco Gauff also joined the Serena Williams' sisters in reaching the next round at the Kentucky event.
Aug 12, 08:32
Coco Gauff pictured in September 2019
Coco Gauff drawn against Venus Williams again in first round of Australian Open
Gauff defeated Venus Williams at the same stage at last year's Wimbledon as a 14-year-old.
Jan 16, 12:24
Venus Williams of the United States reacts against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine (not pictured) in the second round on day three of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 28, 2019
Result: Venus Williams saves five match points before crashing out of US Open
Elina Svitolina won their second-round match 6-4 6-4.
Aug 28, 21:48
Cori Gauff in action at Wimbledon on July 1, 2019
Cori Gauff sets sights on Wimbledon glory after beating Venus Williams
Gauff is the youngest woman to qualify for the tournament in the Open era.
Jul 1, 22:36
Cori Gauff in action at Wimbledon on July 1, 2019
Profile: 15-year-old Cori Gauff, slayer of Venus Williams
Gauff pulled off a stunning first-round win over Venus Williams.
Jul 1, 20:11
Venus Williams in action at Wimbledon on July 1, 2019
Result: 15-year-old Cori Gauff defeats Venus Williams at Wimbledon
Williams had won two Wimbledon singles titles before Gauff was born.
Jul 1, 19:54
Cori Gauff during Wimbledon practice on June 30, 2019
5 things you may not know about 15-year-old Cori Gauff
The American is in action on day one at Wimbledon.
Jun 30, 14:51
Venus Williams pictured at the French Open on May 26, 2019
15-year-old Cori Gauff drawn against 39-year-old Venus Williams at Wimbledon
Gauff is the youngest qualifier at Wimbledon in the Open era.
Jun 28, 14:38
Johanna Konta in action on June 19, 2019
Result: Johanna Konta crashes out in Birmingham as Ashleigh Barty progresses
The British number one has failed to make it past the second round in seven visits to Birmingham.
Jun 19, 17:42
Venus Williams pictured at the French Open on May 26, 2019
Result: Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams suffer first-round French Open exits
Kerber was defeated by teenager Anastasia Potapova while Williams lost to Elina Svitolina.
May 26, 19:14
Johanna Konta in action during the Fed Cup on February 9, 2019
Result: Johanna Konta defeats Venus Williams in second win of day
Konta is having by far her best season on clay and is poised to return to the top 40.
May 16, 17:00
Stefanos Tsitsipas celebrates at the Australian Open on January 18, 2019
Highlights from day five at the Australian Open
The highlights from day five at Melbourne Park.
Jan 18, 12:08
Eugenie Bouchard in action at the Australian Open on January 15, 2019
Bouchard books Serena showdown and admits: 'I love her'
Williams needed only 49 minutes to beat Tatjana Maria 6-0 6-2.
Jan 15, 12:32
Andy Murray practising for Wimbledon on June 30, 2018
Result: Andy Murray reaches Washington quarter-finals at 3am
Andy Murray earns a place in the quarter-finals of the Citi Open with a three-set victory over Marius Copil in a match which finished past 3am local time.
Aug 3, 09:47
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Result: Serena Williams battles through to Wimbledon fourth round
Seven-time winner Serena Williams progresses through to the fourth round of Wimbledon with an hard-earned straight-sets victory over Kristina Mladenovic.
Jul 6, 17:45
Spain's Garbine Muguruza in action during her quarter-final match against Russia's Maria Sharapova on June 6, 2018
Garbine Muguruza to begin Wimbledon defence against Naomi Broady
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza will begin her Wimbledon defence against Britain's Naomi Broady.
Jun 29, 11:25
Johanna Konta of Britain hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the China Open on October 9, 2016
Johanna Konta to drop outside of world's top 20
British number one Johanna Konta will drop outside of the world's top 20 after losing to Venus Williams in the last 16 of the Miami Open.
Mar 27, 12:45
Rafael Nadal in action at the US Open on August 29, 2016
Result: Rafael Nadal eases into Australian Open second round
World number one Rafael Nadal eases into the Australian Open second round with a straight-sets win over Victor Estrella Burgos.
Jan 15, 10:10
Johanna Konta of Britain hits a return to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at the China Open on October 9, 2016
Johanna Konta: 'I still have plenty of improving to do'
World number four Johanna Konta believes that she must become both mentally and physically stronger if she is to win a Grand Slam title.
Jul 18, 22:21
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Result: Dominant Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to lift first Wimbledon title
Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams in straight sets to claim her first Wimbledon title.
Jul 15, 15:29
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Johanna Konta: 'No reason why I cannot win Wimbledon one day'
Great Britain's Johanna Konta says that there is no reason why she cannot win Wimbledon in the future after losing to Venus Williams in this year's semi-finals.
Jul 13, 20:24
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Result: Johanna Konta out of Wimbledon as Venus Williams reaches final
Venus Williams defeats Johanna Konta to reach her first Wimbledon singles final since 2009.
Jul 13, 16:24
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Result: Garbine Muguruza thrashes Magdalena Rybarikova to reach Wimbledon final
Garbine Muguruza beats Magdalena Rybarikova in straight sets to reach the Wimbledon final.
Jul 13, 14:18
Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open in June 3, 2017
Andy Murray corrects reporter after 'casually sexist' question
Andy Murray shoots down a casually sexist remark made by a journalist following his quarter-final Wimbledon exit.
Jul 12, 18:02

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Olympic medal table header
CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina21121245
JapanJapan174829
United StatesUnited States16171245
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia10151136
AustraliaAustralia1031326
Great BritainGreat Britain891027
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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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