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Venus Williams takes a step ahead

Born on June 17, 1980, Venus first picked up a tennis racket at the age of four.

>> Venus Williams is the first woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal in singles and doubles (with Serena) since 1924.

>> She became the first woman in 70 years to win the Wimbledon Ladies Title by saving a Championship Point in 2005. Helen Wills Moody in 1935 had earlier accomplished this.

>> Venus is a proud owner of V-Starr Interiors which specializss in residential design and is located in Palm Beach and Jupiter Florida.

>> On December 13, 2007, Williams received her associate degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

>> In June 2009, Venus was named 77th in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities compiled by a popular magazine.

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