Faced sister Serena in the women's final of the 1999 Lipton Championships, making it the first time since 1884 that two sisters had played each other in the final of a pro event (Venus won).
Named Sportswoman of the Year in 2000 by Sports Illustrated.
Won two gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics, one for the women's singles title and one for the women's doubles title with Serena; in 2008 and 2012, she and Serena won gold again in women's doubles.
In 2002, became the first black female tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in the world by the Women's Tennis Association.
Starred with Serena in the reality TV series Venus and Serena: For Real, which debuted in 2005.
Captured her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 2008, defeating sister Serena to improve to 2-5 in Grand Slam finals between the two. In 2007, Venus was the lowest-seeded winner ever at No. 23.
Won a bronze medal in mixed doubles, with Rajeev Ram, at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Named the first Promoter of Gender Equality for UNESCO, through which she donates apparel from her EleVen clothing line to needy children.
Is the founder and CEO of V Starr Interiors, an interior decorating firm based in Jupiter, Florida.
Owns a small stake in the Miami Dolphins franchise.
Hank Kuehne — Ex-significant Other
Serena Williams — Sister
Yetunde Price — Half Sister
Oracene Williams — Mother
Isha — Half Sister
Richard Williams — Father
Lyndrea — Half Sister
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States (AA in Fashion Design, 2007); Indiana University East, Richmond, Indiana, United States (BS in Business Administration, 2015)