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Compton, Los Angeles
June 17, 1980 to Present
Photo Credit: By Edwin Martinez
Venus Williams is one of the greatest tennis players in history. Growing up in Compton, California, she overcame countless challenges to become a world champion. Venus has won seven Grand Slam singles titles and four Olympic gold medals.
Venus also is a supporter of many charities and non-profit organizations that help communities and girls around the world.
"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That makes you a winner right there."