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Venus Williams To Lecture At Mary Baldwin College

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

As part of its Smyth Leadership Lecture Series, Mary Baldwin College hosted Venus Williams at 5 p.m. today.

The 27-year-old tennis star and four-time Wimbledon winner spoke to Mary Baldwin College students and the public about her experiences with the sport in addition to addressing the issues of equal pay for women. Williams has long been an advocate of fair pay for women.

Williams also has started her own interior design business and created a clothing line called Eleven by Venus.

In February of 2002, Williams became the first black woman to be ranked No. 1 on the World Tennis Association Tour.

Williams is one of the many speakers invited to Mary Baldwin thought the Smyth series.

Source - The News Leader

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