PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL, USA - Venus Williams' birthday couldn't fall at a more appropriate time every year - it's always right before Wimbledon, the tournament that's been career-defining for her. It's where she's won five of her seven Grand Slam titles, and she's still as big a threat as anyone to win there - last year in the third round she came the closest to beating eventual champion Petra Kvitova.
To celebrate her special day, here are seven iconic pics from her seven Grand Slam triumphs - enjoy!
Wimbledon 2000: Venus beat Martina Hingis, Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport in the last three rounds to win her first major. It was also the beginning of her millennium-best 35-match winning streak.