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Introduction: POV[edit]

This above claims that Williams is "widely regarded" as one of the best players ever, but the sources quoted do not support that assertion. She *may be in the conversation, but there is no evidence cited that she is "widely regarded" as such. Seven Grand Slams is quite an achievement and places her in the top 20 in that category, but those seven were achieved at two events only. I will add a neutrality citation until this point is discussed by others. Regards Billsmith60 (talk) 12:21, 23 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Certainly she is an all-time great in Doubles Billsmith60 (talk) 12:24, 23 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

She is often referred to as being "widely regarded" as an all time great e.g.
Venus Williams to Djokovic: 'Win it all' (tennis365.com)
Venus Williams – A tennis sensation | Sunday Observer
Suiting Up with Paul Rabil: Venus Williams: Tennis Star and Entrepreneur on Apple Podcasts
Also, the fact that so many tennis experts/sites rank her in the top 10 female tennis players of all time, then i think the "widely regarded" claim is justified. There are 3 links already given in the introduction placing her inside the top 10 of all time. On top of this, the Tennis Channel rank her as the 8th best player of all time (see her legacy section). Numerous tennis/sports sites consistently rank her inside the top of all time 10 e.g.
20 Greatest Female Tennis Players Of All Time (2022 Rankings) (tennispredict.com)
Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Graf, Seles: 10 greatest female tennis players of all time ranked (givemesport.com) Koppite1 (talk) 22:33, 23 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Winning streak[edit]

"Her 35-match winning streak from the 2000 Wimbledon Championships to the 2000 Generali Ladies Linz final is the longest since 2000" is no longer correct. Swiatec has broken it with 36 (so far). (talk) 19:27, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Out of date introduction[edit]

Below is the current text:

"She is also one of only two active players to have reached the singles finals of all four majors, along with Serena"

Serena is no longer active. Some other active players may have reached the singles finals of all four majors but am not 100%. (Fran Bosh (talk) 18:21, 2 February 2023 (UTC))[reply]

To add to article[edit]

Shouldn't we add to this article the fact that the Williams family lived in Long Beach, California for three years before Richard Williams decided to move his family to Compton (in order to help toughen up his daughters)? Source: https://slate.com/culture/2021/11/king-richard-movie-accuracy-will-smith-richard-williams.html (talk) 01:35, 27 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Paul Cohen[edit]

If Paul Cohen was one of Venus Williams's first coaches, shouldn't he be mentioned in this article, if only briefly (in order to help this article be more properly encyclopedic)? (talk) 02:03, 27 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]