Featuring Keynote Speaker
International Tennis Superstar
Currently, Venus holds 43 WTA Tour titles, which includes 7 singles Grand Slams. In July of 2008, Venus won her fifth Wimbledon Championship in a riveting match against her sister Serena Williams. Venus now joins the ranks of only a handful of legendary women’s singles tennis champions who have won 5 or more Wimbledon Championships.
In true champion form, Venus has been known to break records; during the 2007 French Open she made history with a record-breaking serve of 129 mph, and she tied this record during the 2008 Wimbledon tournament, making this the fastest serve ever recorded in women’s tennis history.
In 2005, after an intense 2 hour 45 minute match against Lindsay Davenport, Venus took home her third Wimbledon Championship.This match was to go down in history as the longest women’s final in Wimbledon’s 128-year history. This victory further validated her excellence and in November of 2005, Glamour magazine named her one of their Women of The Year.
Venus Williams will join us in honoring OKC Metro’s premier high school athletes at The Oklahoman’s All-City Prep Sports Awards.