Sunday, August 24, 2008

"Venus (I'm Ready)"

Wyclef Jean has written a song about Venus Williams called "Venus (I'm Ready)." The singer-songwriter met Williams when they were paired for an episode of "Iconoclasts" for the Sundance Channel. Jean says of Williams, "Much like Isis, her strength should be celebrated."

The song will have its debut tomorrow at the U.S. Open, where thousands of fans will hear it in surround sound.

Billie Jean King, friend of Venus Williams, and the woman for whom the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is named, also had a song written for her, Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom."

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