It is hard to find a player who has had as much Wimbledon success as Venus Williams. Williams enters the 2017 Wimbledon final going for her sixth Wimbledon title, and has won seven Grand Slams over his career.
Despite a lot of success at Centre Court, Williams last Wimbledon title came almost a decade ago. In 2008, she defeated her sister, Serena Williams, for her fifth Wimbledon title. It was a bittersweet moment taking a trophy away from her sister.
“I’m definitely more in tune with my sister’s feelings because one of us has to win and one of us has to lose,” Williams told ESPN. “You could never detract from winning a Wimbledon, so of course it doesn’t detract from that. But I’m definitely thinking about how my sister’s feeling.”
Williams won a pair of back-to-back Wimbledons. First in 2000-2001 and again more recently in 2007-2008. Williams also won the 2005 Wimbledon with all five of her Wimbledon victories in one decade.
Her two other Grand Slam titles came at the U.S. Open in 2000 and 2001. Williams has not been able to find the same success at either the French or Australian Open.
The farthest Williams has advanced at Roland Garros is the quarter-finals, a feat she has accomplished four times. Williams made it to the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 2001. She made it to the quarter-finals six other times.
Overall, Williams has a decorated career with a lot of victories. Williams has won more than 750 times over her career, and earned over $36 million in prize money.
She has won 49 tournaments along with 22 doubles tournaments. Williams was also a finalist in 32 singles matches. Williams has had more than 20 years of consistency since turning pro in 1994.
After an initial decade of dominance, Williams has not had the kind of success she had when she started her tennis career. A 2017 Wimbledon title could be her most meaningful victory yet.