Happy Birthday Venus!

Venus Williams, one half of the African American female tennis duo - Venus and Serena Williams - is another year older. She turned 28 today.

Take a look at Ms. Williams' creds.

**36 WTA® tour titles throughout her career, including 6 Grand Slams
** Currently ranked #8 in the world
** Turned pro at 14, went on to beat #50 player in the world in first match
** Two-time Olympic Gold medalist
** Four-time Wimbledon® champion (’00,’01,’05 & ’07),
** Two-time US Open™ winner (’00 & ’01)

Off the Court
** Launched EleVen clothing line in 2007
** Global 2006 - Ambassador for UNESCO, a program to address worldwide gender issues
**2005 - Glamour® Magazine’s "Woman of the Year" award recipient
**Four-time ESPY® winner;
**3-time Best Female Tennis player (’01, ’02 & ’06)
**1-time Best Female Athlete (’02)

Not bad. Not bad at all.

File this under: She's done more at 28 years old than most (myself included) have done in a lifetime.

Advantage, Ms. Williams!

(Note: Her sister, Serena, will be gracing us with her presence in DC this July to participate in the Washington Kastles week-long tennis tournament. Visit Washington Kastles for info.)

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