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Venus Williams shows off Downtown Pittsburgh’s skyline, gold Sister Bridges

Natasha Lindstrom
Venus Williams

Tennis star Venus Williams enjoyed the views Tuesday afternoon as she cruised across the Allegheny River from Downtown Pittsburgh to the North Shore.

Williams, 39, took to Twitter to showcase the city’s skyline and Aztec gold-painted Sister Bridges. She posted a short video of herself riding as a passenger in a vehicle traveling along the Andy Warhol Bridge, or Seventh Street Bridge.

She remarked that Pittsburgh is a “pretty amazing city actually.”

Fans, residents and city officials responded by welcoming the professional tennis player to Western Pennsylvania.

Many also were quick to point out she forgot the “h” in Pittsburgh in her social media post.

The seven-time Grand Slam singles winner and 16-time finalist said she was in town for a business meeting.

Williams — a native of California who lives in Florida with her dog named Harold — sits on the board of NEP Group, a sports, music, entertainment and corporate events company with a U.S. headquarters just off Route 28 in Harmar. The multibillion-dollar company has more than 3,500 employees across more than 20 countries and helps produce major events such as the Super Bowl.

Williams joined the board last year after The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm, took a majority interest in the firm. Fellow board members include Ken Schanzer, former president of NBC Sports, and Fred Reynolds, former chief financial officer of CBS.

Williams runs two of her own companies: the active wear fashion brand EleVen by Venus, and the interior decorating and design firm VStarr Interiors.

Later this month, Williams is scheduled to play in the China Open, her seventh competition in Beijing.

She’s been working to rebound after a second-round U.S. Open loss and a first-round Wimbledon loss against 15-year-old Coco Gauff.

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Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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