Venus Williams | Wimbledon Ladies’ Tennis Players | Wimbledon Championships Odds

The indomitable Venus Williams is one of the legends of the Wimbledon Open Championships. While Williams has also achieved success at other grand slam events, it is her exploits at Wimbledon that have defined her career. Still going strong despite the late stage of her career, Williams looks set to continue to dominate opponents on grass courts for some years to come.

Venus Williams Bio

Venus Williams was born in California on June 17th, 1980. Williams was trained alongside her younger sister, Serena, by her father, and moved to Florida at an early age to prepare for a career in professional tennis.
Unlike her sister, Venus had an immediate impact on the WTA Tour as a teenager, with her outstanding feat coming at the 1997 US Open, when she became the first women’s player since 1958 to reach the US Open final on debut.

Venus Williams Playing Style

Venus Williams’ playing style is defined and shaped by her imposing physique. Williams physical stature gives her a definite advantage in the reach department and also generates more power on both her forehand and backhand shots.
Not best known for her net game, or more subtle shots, Williams instead prefers to bludgeon opponents into submission. She possesses one of the most powerful serves in the game of tennis (rivaling the power of both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer) and excels on grass courts, which play to all her strengths.

Venus Williams Achievements

Wimbledon has defined Venus Williams’ career since she won her first title in 2000. Williams won half the Wimbledon singles’ titles that were contested in the first decade of the new millennium, and has also achieved grand slam success at the US Open. Williams also has an Olympic gold medal in her trophy cabinet.

Venus Williams Wimbledon Form

Venus Williams is renowned for making comebacks, having achieved the number one ranking on three separate occasions in her career. Williams currently has one of the highest win/loss percentages in the WTA Tour this season (over 80%), has also achieved title success on the tour with wins in Dubai and Mexico. Many regard her as the WTA’s ‘form’ player heading into the 2010 Wimbledon Open Championships.
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