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Venus Williams

Sep 14, 2017

Venus Williams
University Speaker Series
September 14 at 7:30 pm

At the tender age of 14, Venus Williams had already become a professional athlete, taking the world of tennis by storm.  Fiercely determined and wielding an impressive physical prowess, she spent the next decade rising to the top-ranked position and winning numerous championships, including the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and doubles at the Australian Open and French Open in addition to three Olympic Gold medals.

Currently, Venus holds 43 WTA Tour titles, which includes 7 singles Grand SlamsIn July of 2008, Venus won her fifth Wimbledon Championship in a riveting match against her sister Serena Williams.  Venus now joins the ranks of only a handful of legendary women’s singles tennis champions who have won 5 or more Wimbledon Championships.  In true champion form, Venus has been known to break records; during the 2007 French Open she made history with a record-breaking serve of 129 mph, and she tied this record during the 2008 Wimbledon tournament, making this the fastest serve ever recorded in women’s tennis history.   In 2005, after an intense 2 hour 45 minute match against Lindsay Davenport, Venus took home her third Wimbledon Championship.  This match was to go down in history as the longest women’s final in Wimbledon’s 128-year history.  This victory further validated her excellence and in November of 2005, Glamour magazine named her one of their Women of The Year.

Doors: 6:30pm
Event: 7:30 pm
Tickets: $10 for the public. SEMO students, faculty and staff are FREE with a valid Redhawks ID.