Former World No.1 Venus Williams took InStyle Magazine through her daily routine; try to keep up with the seven-time Grand Slam champion and design mogul while finding out some of the secrets to her longevity and success.
David Kane
February 5, 2018

Ever wanted to know how former World No.1 Venus Williams has managed to stay at the top of women's tennis into her late 30s?

The five-time Wimbledon champion features in the upcoming March issue of InStyle Magazine to answer a few of those questions, giving readers a behind-the-scenes look into her daily routine.

"I have the best commute ever—just 15 minutes from practice to the offices for my athletic apparel line, EleVen, and V Starr Interiors, my commercial design firm," Venus said of balancing tennis and business. "As the CEO of both companies, I’m lucky that everything is based in the same building. Now I mainly focus on design and big-picture strategy, but I’m involved in a bit of everything: conducting meetings, approving sketches, and even boxing up packages. I’m very hands-on."

Williams also shares the best advice she ever receieved; unsurprisingly, it comes from younger sister, 23-time Grand Slam champion and new mother, Serena.

"‘No matter what, you have to show up—so why not compete?’ I think that’s a great mind-set."

Click here to read more about Venus' go-to breakfast smoothies, workout regimens, and the all-importance of family bonds on InStyle's website.