Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week

Ciera Simms, Sports Editor

 Venus Williams was born June 17, 1980 in Lynwood California. She was one of Richard and Oracene Williams’ five daughters, among her siblings was her younger sister,  Serena Williams. Venus Williams began her professional tennis career in 1994 and has won seven Grand Slam titles, including five Wimbledon championships, joiningMartina Navratilova and Steffi Graf as the only women to have accomplished this. Venus is best known for being brought up from a tough childhood in Compton, Los Angeles and has becoming a champion women’s tennis player and Olympic gold medalist.