Venus Williams Featured On The Cover of New York Times Magazine

Venus WIlliams Featured on the Cover of New York Times Magazine

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In its September 2019 cover story, New York Times Magazine profiles how Venus Williams changed the course of women’s tennis. ________________________________________________________________________

When Venus Williams first stepped into the limelight, tennis had never seen a female player from a neighborhood like Compton, or a female player so confident in her own greatness. Not only did Venus bring an unparalleled grace, talent, and steely determination to the game, but she brought the idea that if you don’t believe in yourself, no one is going to believe in you. Now, looking back at a career that has spanned decades and earned her recognition as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, it’s clear that Venus transformed not just the game, but the understanding of what’s possible for women in sports, maybe even what’s possible period.

Click here to read the cover story.