Venus Williams now N.Y. Times best-selling

Venus Williams thinks she’s too young to have a bucket list.

“Shouldn’t I really be older to have that?” said the 30-year-old Williams, who has won 21 Grand Slam titles and three Olympic gold medals. “I’ve been living a dream on the court and now I’m doing things off the court.”

Like writing a New York Times best seller.

Williams tackled her first book, “Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession,” which debuted at No. 5 last week.

“OK, maybe I wasn’t ever thinking of writing a New York Times best seller! Being on that list is way beyond my dreams,” said Williams, who, along with journalist Kelley E. Carter, conducted the interviews in the 357-page book. “It was really amazing for me to write. I know what you writers go through now. I was so nervous, but it was such a positive experience.”


Pictured: Tennis player Venus Williams attends the U.S. Open Player Party presented by Heineken at Skyline Studios on August 28, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for USTA).