Venus and Serena Williams are two of the world's greatest-ever female tennis players. Between them they have won nine Grand Slam singles titles. In How to Play Tennis they provide you with the skills and techniques to play your personal best. Whether you are stepping onto the court for the first time or looking to improve a particular area of your game, this guide has all the inside tips you need. Venus Williams was born in California and turned professional at just 14. She won her first Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 2000. Two years later she became the first African-American woman to reach the number-one ranking on the WTA Tour, and won the singles and doubles gold medals at the Sydney Olympics. In all, she has won four Grand Slam and 20 other titles. She boasts the fastest serve on the women's circuit -- 128 mph! Away from the court, Venus runs her own interior design business and is studying for a degree. Book jacket.