(CBS) Venus Williams has certainly made her mark in tennis, with three Olympic gold medals and 21 Grand Slam titles.
She’s also created an interior design company and a line of athletic clothing.
Now, in her new book, “Come to Win,” 50 successful people explain how they shaped their lives by playing sports.
For Williams, playing sports, specifically tennis, helped her transform into a successful businesswoman.
“The lessons you learn in sports, the setting goals, staying positive, fighting through, ups and downs throughout the game, facing failure, learning how to succeed — all those lessons that I’ve learned on the court, I have applied them to my life outside of the court in business, my company, called V Starr interiors, an interior design company, and EleVen, which I wear on court,” she told Early Show co-anchor Julie Chen.