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Posted: November 19, 2017

Venus Williams' Florida home burglarized, $400,000 in goods stolen during U.S. Open

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Venus Williams' Florida home burglarized, $400,000 in goods stolen during U.S. Open
Venus Williams looks on in her women's singles fourth round match at the French Open. On June 29, she responded to reports of her involvement in a fatal crash through her lawyer. (Julian Finney/Getty Images/Getty Images)

By Hannah Winston, Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. —

The Florida residence tennis star Venus Williams calls home was burglarized as she played in the U.S. Open in September, according to a Palm Beach Gardens police report released Thursday.

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Though what was taken from the home at BallenIsles Country Club is redacted from the report, police indicate more than $400,000 worth of items were taken from the residence.

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Palm Beach Gardens police indicate in the report that the last time the items were known to be in the home was Sept. 1, the day Williams’s sister, Serena, gave birth to her first daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

That was the same day Williams beat Greek tennis player Maria Sakkari in the U.S. Open in New York. Williams made it to the semifinals where she lost to U.S. player Sloane Stephens in three sets on Sept. 7.

The burglary was reported on Sept. 5, according to the report.

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This is not the first time this year Williams has been part of a Palm Beach Gardens police report. On June 9, Williams collided with Linda and Jerome Barson at an intersection near her home. Jerome Barson died weeks later from complication of blunt traumatic injuries.

Williams was not charged in the crash, but Barson’s family has filed a civil lawsuit against her.


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