Venus Ebony Starr Williams - American professional tennis player. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era (when Grand Slam tournaments agreed to allow professional players to compete with amateurs).
Venus Williams- Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA Date of Birth: 17 Jun 1980 Birthplace: Lynwood, CA, USA Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m) Weight: 160 lbs. (72.5 kg) Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) Status: Pro (October 31, 1994)