Celebrating World Tennis Champ Venus Williams; Plus,  Kendrick Lamar, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
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Celebrating World Tennis Champ Venus Williams; Plus, Kendrick Lamar, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.

Yvonne Williams

We celebrate top celebs this day June 17

Venus Williams

Celebrated Tennis champion who won the Australian Open and French Open singles competition in 1998 and compiled a number of tournament championships in doubles play alongside her younger sister Serena Williams.

She was the first black woman to become World No. 1.

She became one of the first three female tennis players to reach the finals of all four grand slams, along with her sister and Maria Sharapova.

Her parents are Richard Williams and Oracene Price.

Venus turns 37.

Kendrick Lamar

Compton-based rapper known for his introspective lyrical style who first gained critical acclaim for his 2011 album Section.80. His third album, 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly, helped him earn a wider audience, leading to seven Grammy Awards between 2015 and 2016.

He released his first mixtape at the age of sixteen, eight years after watching Tupac and Dr. Dre’s music video “California Love” for the first time.

His second album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, won the award for Album of the Year at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards and reached #2 on the U.S. charts.

He has collaborated with Dr. Dre on several songs, including “The Recipe.”

She turns 30.

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.

Son of famous son of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, he is known by the nickname “Cristianinho.” His father has been secretive as to the identity of his mother.

His grandparents are Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Dinis Aveiro and he has an uncle named Hugo and aunts named Elma and Liliana. His father was given full custody of him.

He was born shortly after his father’s team, Portugal, was knocked out of the 2010 World Cup by the eventual champion Spain, a team captained by goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

He turns 6 today.

Source: www.famousbirthdays.com

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