"Life is a challenge, but that's the best part."
With 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals, tennis legend Venus Williams is arguably one of the most accomplished and inspiring women in the history of sports. Throughout her career, Williams has been a steadfast advocate for equality. In 2006 UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural organization titled her as the first "Promoter of Gender Equality."
Venus Williams By The Numbers
What else are you passionate about besides tennis?
I was encouraged by my mother at an early age to explore my creative side, so I enrolled in fashion school where I was instantly drawn into the world of fashion and interior design. Now I have two fashion businesses; EleVen and V Starr.
What is your favorite tournament?
I have played in all of the Grand Slam tournaments, but Wimbledon is my all time favorite. There is so much history and tradition, and I have also won there 5 times!
Photos by Zebe Haupt