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Venus Williams: biography
Venus Williams is an American tennis player, one of the most titled athletes of our time. She has won five Wimbledon, four gold medals in the Olympic games, winning two tournaments within the Grand slam and many other achievements.
The future star of tennis courts was born in the summer of 1980 in the small California town of Lynnwood. Her father Richard Williams and have Arisen Price were not athletes, but believed that children must engage in physical exercises. Therefore, a love for sports competitions Venus and her younger sister Serena Williams instilled from childhood.
For the first time little Vinnie took to the court at the age of 4, and seriously began to engage in tennis, when the family moved to another California city, Compton. There is a wonderful children’s sports Academy «McKee», which Venus Williams and began to attend. And over time she spent more and more.
Sports such eagerness quickly gave the result. In children’s competitions Venus several times rose to the podium, often to a higher level. But later, the father forbade daughters to take part in competitions. One of the main reasons for this was racial discrimination, a widespread among fans, opponents and even judges, and because the Williams sisters have been AfricanAmerican.
Richard told the girls to pay more attention to secondary school, take them out of the tennis Academy, but was allowed to continue training under his own leadership. Before the competition, Venus Williams returned only at the age of 14, and almost immediately started as a professional athlete. A lack of tournament experience, the girl was replaced with incredible energy, fast movements from corner to corner and lightning-fast response.
For the first time to shock the audience with Venus Williams had in 1997. Young tennis player took part in one of the most prestigious tournaments, the US Open Cup, and managed immediately to get to the finals. About the girl talking all over the world. Three years later, Williams picks up his first trophy of the Wimbledon tournament, then it will repeat four more times so that you get the unofficial title of «Queen of Wimbledon».
Excellent things from Venus and the Olympic games. She took gold medals in Sydney, Beijing and London. Success on the court brought the tennis player in the category of one of the best professional athletes in this kind of competitions. Williams was the first racket of the world in singles in 2002 and repeated this success in 2010, but in the doubles performance. To date, 36-year-old athlete has been consistently ranked in the top ten. Interestingly, the most difficult opponent to Venus believes his sister Selena, because in the vast majority of encounters younger sister is much older.
Quite a long time, Venus Williams concealed from the public the details of his personal life. Only later it became known that until 2010 she was in a romantic relationship with professional golfer Hank Kuehne. The last three years, the player meets with Cuban Elio Picsom, which is very popular in Latin America as a model.
Venus Williams is fond of modern fashion and modeling clothes. She even received a special education for this profile, ending in 2007, the Department of designers the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
In 2011, the tennis player revealed a dangerous disease. She was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, which means serious problems with the immune system. The girl was forced to interrupt his speech part of the us annual tournament. On the advice of doctors, Venus Williams has completely abandoned the use of meat and significantly reduced the use of sugar. This vegetarian diet has yielded results, and today the tennis player continues to be the leading roles in professional sport.