Ranked 67th in the world, Venus Williams turns 40 today and reconfigures her path.
The former world leader has won over $ 40 million in tennis, amassed 49 career titles, including five times at the Wimbledon Grand Slam and twice at the US Open. Venus never won at Roland Garros, although she played in the final in 2001, nor at the Australian Open, although she penetrated to the last act twice, in 2003 and 2017.
For Williams, a player with a sensational longevity – she has been dueling since the 90s with the best sportswomen in the world (she played against Irina Spîrlea in the famous semifinal at the 1997 US Open), the Olympic Games have always been a point of attraction.
He won once in the singles (Sydney) and three times in the doubles (2000, 2008, 2016), but he also won a silver, in the mixed doubles, in Rio 2016.
Venus claims that she still plays tennis and dreams of the Tokyo Olympics and because of the wishes of her father, Richard Williams, the man who guided the steps of the famous sisters in tennis on the hot bitumen in the United States.
“I would like to win at Roland Garros, I was not too far away … I would like to win at the Ausralian Open, I have been almost twice in the past.
I’ll see how I feel, but when I stop, I’ll really stop. Maybe I will win the Doubles Champions Tournament as well, “Venus Williams told Tennis Majors the other day.
▪️In 2007 she became the lowest ranked winning player in the Wimbledon tournament, and in 2009 she returned among the top three tennis players in the world.
▪️With the 49 singles titles won in her career, Venus Williams is among the 10 most titled players in history, and the most titled still in activity.
▪️In 2000 and 2001 he won four of the six Grand Slam tournaments he participated in.
▪️In 2000 he recorded a series of 35 consecutive winning matches.
▪️In February 2002, it became the world number one for the first time.