Venus was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.
In 2000, Venus won an Olympic medal in women's doubles, partnering her sister Serena, in Sydney.
Venus has won an Olympic Gold Medal in women's singles, at Sydney in 2000.
Venus' star sign is Gemini.
In September, 1997, Venus was named US Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Month. This makes her only one of three tennis players ever to win an Olympic Commitee award.
Venus reached the mixed doubles final at Wimbldeon 2006 with Bobby Bryan.
In 2002, Venus won the ESPY award for Best Female Athlete.
In 2001, Venus won the Player of the Month Award from the WTA for March, July, August, and September.
In 1998, Tennis magazine named Venus as the Most Improved Player of 1998.
In 2004, Venus appeared on Forbes Magazine Celebrity 100 list at No.77. She was ranked No.81 in 2005, and No.90 in 2006, with an estimated earnings of $7,000,000 in 2006.
Venus officially endorses Reebok, who supplies her with her on-court apparel.
In 2002, Sports Illustrated named Venus Sports Woman of the Year.
When she was 18, Venus served the fastest serve by any woman. The serve was an ace at the speed of 127.4 MPH against Mary Pierce.
Venus is a right-handed player with a two-handed backhand.
By participating in the 2005 Wimbledon final Venus marked the sixth consecutive year a William's sister has played in the Wimbledon final.
Venus has won 20 titles on hard surface, 7 titles on clay, 3 on grass and 3 on carpet.
In 2005, TENNIS magazine put Venus in 25th place in it's list of "40 greatest players of the TENNIS era".
Venus is the elder sister of Serena Williams a fellow tennis player and seven times Grand Slam champion.