1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions, for a total of eleven weeks. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first black American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era.
With 46 career singles titles, Williams is behind only her sister Serena amongst active players on the WTA Tour.
Her 35-match winning streak from the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2000 Generali Ladies Linz tournament final is the longest winning streak since January 1, 2000.
She is also one of only three active WTA players to have made the finals of all four Grand Slams, the other players being her sister Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova.
Her 22 overall Grand Slam titles consist of seven in singles, thirteen in women's doubles, and two in mixed doubles.
Her five Wimbledon singles titles tie her with two other women for eighth place on the all-time list.
Venus Williams is one of only four women in the open era to have won five or more Wimbledon singles titles.Between the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2001 US Open, Williams won four of the six Grand Slam singles tournaments held.She is one of only five women in the open era to win 200 or more main draw Grand Slam singles matches.Williams has won four Olympic gold medals, one in singles and three in women's doubles.She and her sister Serena have won more Olympic gold medals than any other female tennis players.At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924.