Venus Gallery: On & Off The Court In Qatar
Interviews, meet and greets, kids clinics and gala dinners - Venus Williams did it all in Doha.
Published November 24, 2011 12:00
Venus Williams was invited to Doha as the main guest of the ASPIRE4SPORT sports congress and exhibition.
Williams discussed her upbringing, career, goals and overcoming injury and illness, among other things.
Williams' activities during the visit also included a children's clinic for the Qatar Tennis Federation.
Williams was a child prodigy herself, reaching her first Grand Slam final at the US Open at age 17.
Williams also participated in a question and answer session on behalf of the Qatar Tennis Federation.
Williams is a popular figure in Doha - she won the WTA Championships when it was held there in 2008.
Williams also took part in a gala dinner that was attended by fellow stars Nadia Comaneci and Carl Lewis.
Williams sat out much of 2011 with injury and illness, but has touted 2012 as a renaissance year.