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Venus Williams on Winning

A conversation with tennis superstar Venus Williams.

Venus Williams

Venus Williams

Tennis superstar Venus Williams is one of the most celebrated and familiar sports figures in the world.

With her sister Serena, she came up off the tough courts of LA’s Compton to dominate the glamorous world of women’s professional tennis. Now, the five-time Wimbledon singles winner is 30.

Still playing. Not quitting. Just won the French Open – in style. But she’s also looking beyond the tennis universe, at what she and other athletes do after the glory of the games. And she’s looking back at what shaped her and Serena.

This hour On Point: a conversation with Venus Williams.

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Venus Williams, tennis legend curently ranked #3 in the world. She has won  41 WTA tour titles, including seven Grand Slams. Her new book is “Come to Win: Busines Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession.”

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