As Venus Williams hits a career-milestone of 1,000 singles matches, WTA Insider looks at the illustrious 25-year-career that got her there.
WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen
February 10, 2018

277: Tournament appearances

49: Singles titles

7: Grand Slam singles titles. She has won Wimbledon five times (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008) and the US Open twice (2000, 2001). 

16: Grand Slam singles finals.

262: Grand Slam main draw wins. Venus has a 262-69 record in Slam main draws.

35: Match-win streak, the longest in her career, enjoyed in her 2000 season from Wimbledon through Linz, where she lost to Lindsay Davenport in the final. 

592: Matches played on hard courts. 

226: Matches played on clay courts. 

113: Matches on grass courts. 

69: Matches on carpet. 

Venus, aged 14, practicing at a youth clinic in Oakland, Calif. in 1994.

25: Seasons on tour. 

1994: Venus played her first WTA match on October 31, 1994 at the Oakland Coliseum.

14: Age at which Venus played her first WTA match, defeating Shaun Stafford 6-3, 6-4 in Oakland. 

1997: The year Venus played her first Grand Slam final, losing to Martina Hingis at the 1997 US Open. 

1998: The year Venus won her first WTA title, defeating World No.2 Lindsay Davenport en route to the title in Oklahoma City.

9: Wins against World No.1s before Venus turned 21. This leads all active players.

Venus ended Davenport's title defense in 2000 to win her first of five Wimbledon titles.

77: Grand Slam singles main draw appearances, the most of any player in the Open Era. 

2000: The year Venus won her first major title, defeating Lindsay Davenport to win her first Wimbledon title. 

2008: The year Venus won her most recent Slam title, defeating Serena to win her 5th Wimbledon title. In the Open Era, only Martina Navratilova, Stefanie Graf, and Serena have won more Wimbledon titles than Venus. 

2017: The year Venus played her most recent Grand Slam final. Venus was the only player to make two major finals last season at the Australian Open (l. Serena Williams) and Wimbledon (l. Garbiñe Muguruza).

102: Matches Venus has played at Wimbledon (87-15), the most of any tournament. She has played 92 matches at the US Open (76-16) and 75 matches at the Miami Open (61-14). 

Venus returns a ball against Amelie Mauresmo in the 2002 US Open semifinals.

2002: The year Venus first achieved the No.1 ranking, becoming the first African-American woman in the Open Era to be ranked No.1 on February 25, 2002. 

11: Total weeks Venus has held the No.1 ranking. All 11 weeks came in 2002, from February 25th-March 17th, April 22nd - May 19th, and June 10th - July 7th. 

11: Times Venus has qualified for the WTA Finals.

37: Matches against WTA World No.1s.

15: Wins over reigning WTA World No.1s who are not named 'Serena Williams'. 

28: Times Venus has played Serena over the course of their careers. Venus has faced Serena more than any other opponent. She has faced Lindsay Davenport 27 times, Martina Hingis 21 times, and Jelena Jankovic 14 times. 

Venus poses with her Fed Cup teammates in 2007.

5: Olympic medals. Venus defeated Elena Dementieva at the 2000 Sydney Olympics to win gold in singles and has three doubles gold medals with Serena in 2000, 2008, and 2012. Most recently she paired with Rajeev Ram to win silver in 2016. 

10: Years of Fed Cup matches

20: Fed Cup wins. Venus has lost just two matches during her Fed Cup career. 

31: Countries in which Venus has played a match.

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