"And Venus Williams owns a ranch outside Green Valley"


Venus Williams
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Venus Williams is a professional tennis player. She would have been 16 when Infinite Jest was published. She reached the US Open finals at the age of 17, and has since won 20 Grand Slam titles.

David Foster Wallace was himself a regionally-ranked junior tennis player. In 2006 he wrote an article for the New York Times entitled 'Roger Federer as Religious Experience'.