Venus Williams to promote book in Cayman Islands

| 06/09/2010

(CNS): As part of its visiting authors series, Books & Books is bringing US tennis star Venus Williams to Grand Cayman for a book signing at the Camana Bay store later this month. Multiple grand slam tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams, along with an A-list cast of business leaders, media figures, creative executives, politicians and doctors, come together in a book that shows how to turn a sports background into success off the field. The book signing event will be on Monday, 20 September, 7pm. Venus Williams became a professional tennis player at age 14, beating the top 50 player in the world in her first match.

The first African-American to reach the numberone ranking as a professional in either the men’s or women’s game, Williams continues to be ranked at the very top of the professional rankings.
 
She graduated cum laude with a degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, and went on to partner with national retail chain Steve and Barry’s to launch her athletic and casual clothing line, EleVen by Venus Williams. In June 2009, Forbes magazine named Venus Williams one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.
 
In addition to her professional tennis victories, her interior design firm, V Starr Interiors, designed the set of PBS’s Tavis Smiley show as well as the Olympic athletes’ apartments as part of the recent US bid package for the 2012 Olympic Games, and private residences and businesses in the Palm Beach, FL, area. A multiple Grand Slam singles champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist, Williams resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
 
The store stated that this is an autographing only event and the public will need to purchase a copy of Come to Win from Books & Books to enter the signing line. The line will open at 7pm.
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  1. MOG says:

    I hope she has appliedfor her work permit. 

  2. Anonymous says:

     I have actually booked a flight to get there in time for this event.  I love tennis and I love Venus.  I always wondered when we have the celebrity pro/am events here how come we never have the Williams Sisters down.  They would generate so much money for so many worthy causes.   

  3. whodatis says:

    The Williams Sisters … living legends!

    I am absolutely loving this story – kudos to whoever made it happen.

    (P.S. If she happens to bring her sister along I strongly suggest a heightened security presence to ward off the romantic advances by certain individuals such as Yours Truly.)

    :o)