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Venus Williams Partner: Is She Married Nicholas Hammond? Relationship Timeline

Venus Williams partner, Nicholas Hammond, is someone people want to know more about. Learn about the tennis legend’s relationship history.

The American professional tennis player is regarded as one of the sport’s all-time greats.

Venus is a former world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, winning seven Grand Slam singles: five at Wimbledon and two at the U.S. Open.

She has also won 14 women’s doubles titles, partnering with her sister Serena. The pair is unbeaten in the Grand Slam doubles finals.

The Williams sisters are credited with bringing a new era of power and athleticism to the women’s professional tennis tour.

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Venus Williams Partner: Is She Married To Nicholas Hammond? 

Venus Williams is unmarried and currently believed to be single. She does not have any children either.

She recently dated publishing heir and millionaire Nicholas Hammond from 2017 to 2019.

Nicholas, 12 years her junior, is an heir to a “vast communications empire,” including magazines like T.V. Guide and Seventeen.

During their two-year relationship, the couple was no stranger to PDA. The two attended Venus’ sister Serena’s wedding and were pictured getting cozy on a dinner date in December 2017.

“She is head over heels for him,” a source told The New York Daily News when he joined her at the 2018 Australian Open matches.

Although they were never engaged, Nicholas gave Venus a “friendship ring,” symbolizing their commitment.

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Venus Williams is no more dating her boyfriend of two years, Nicholas Hammond. (Source: Tennis World)

When they split in 2019, Page Six noted that their age difference played a factor. The outlet reported that Venus was ready for marriage and family, while Nicholas was not on the same page.

Throughout 2021, rumors circulated that Venus was dating fellow athlete Reilly Opelka. The two were spotted hanging out several times.

However, Venus quickly shut down the speculation in a fan Q&A via her Instagram Stories. Likewise, she confirmed that she was not dating anyone during an interview with ESPN in June 2021. 

Venus Williams Relationship Timeline And Dating History Explored

The legendary athlete’s professional endeavors on the court are known to everyone. However, she tends to keep the status of her love life on the down low.

Venus Williams previously dated pro-golfer Hank Kuehne from 2007 to 2010.

Although they were romantically linked, not much is known about the nature of their relationship.

However, The Daily Mail described their three-year relationship as “serious” before their split. Hank later married a woman named Andy in 2011.

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Venus Williams and Hank Kuehne (Source: Hollywood Life)

Venus met Cuban model Elio Pis in 2012 when he was appointed as an underwear model for her clothing line called EleVen. Venus started seeing Elio when he was 24 and she was 32. 

2012 saw them make their first official pair appearance at the New York Grand Slam. According to People, they were seen holding hands and making out in the photos.

In March 2013, Venus and Elio got intimate on her court in Miami via The Daily Mail. However, they eventually split in 2017.

Meet Venus Williams Parents And Family

Venus Ebony Starr Williams was born in Lynwood, California, United States, to her parents, Richard Williams and Oracene Price.

With her younger sister, Serena, Venus was coached by her parents.

Her talents were spotted aged seven when a professional local tennis player Tony Chesta quickly identified her potential in the sport.

The Williams moved from Compton, California, to West Palm Beach, Florida, when Venus was 13, so the sisters could attend the tennis academy of Rick Macci.

Macci took notice of their talents and said he would provide additional coaching. He did not always agree with their dad but respected that “he [Richard] treated his daughters like kids and allowed them to be little girls.”

Richard stopped sending Venus and Serena to national junior tennis tournaments when Venus was 11 since he wanted them to take it slow and focus on their schools.

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The Williams Sisters: Venus and Serena. (Source: USA Today)

Another motivation was racial, as he had reportedly heard other players’ parents belittle the Williams sisters during tournaments.

In 1995, Richard pulled his daughters from Macci’s academy and undertook all coaching at their home.

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