She hasn’t had the career that her sister, Serena, has had, but Venus Williams will still go down as one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. The American turned pro in 1994, at the tender age of 14, and in 1999 she won the French Open and U.S. Open doubles titles with Serena. In 2001, again partnering with her younger sister, she completed the career doubles Grand Slam at the Australian Open. Williams won her first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 2000, and was the champion at the All England Club again in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008. She won her first U.S. Open in 2000 and repeated in Flushing Meadows the following year with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Serena. Venus is a decorated Olympian, taking home gold medals in 2000 (in singles and doubles), 2008 (doubles) and 2012 (doubles).
Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport in the 2000 Wimbledon final for her first Grand Slam title:
In 2008, Venus defeated Serena at the All England Club for her fifth Wimbledon title: