It's a very special day for a very special woman - Happy Birthday Venus Williams! We thought we'd celebrate with seven iconic pics from her seven Grand Slam triumphs.
WTA Staff

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.

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US Open 2000: Venus followed up back-to-back-to-back lead-up titles in Stanford, San Diego and New Haven with the big one, the US Open - the same tournament she burst into prominence at in 1997.

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Wimbledon 2001: After a first round loss to Barbara Schett at the French Open, Venus rebounded in a big way at Wimbledon, going all the way to the title again - she beat Justine Henin in the final.

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US Open 2001: For the first time since Wimbledon in 1884, sisters played each other in a Grand Slam final at the US Open - and this time it was Venus who came out on top against Serena, 6-2, 6-4.

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Wimbledon 2005: Venus beat Davenport in an epic in the final, saving a match point and needing two hours and 45 minutes to close it out. It was the longest women's final in Wimbledon history.

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Wimbledon 2007: On paper she was a longshot, but Venus won Wimbledon again in '07 as the No.31-ranked player and No.16 seed - the lowest-ranked and lowest-seeded player to win Wimbledon.

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Wimbledon 2008: Venus never lost a set en route to her seventh and most recent Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in '08, including a win over Serena in the final. Can Venus repeat at SW19 this year?

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