Venus Williams' house burgled while competing at US Open

Venus Williams

American tennis player Venus Williams has become the latest celebrity victim of burglary as she was robbed of whopping 400,000 dollars in property while she was playing in the US Open.

Palm Beach Gardens police told the Associated Press yesterday that burglars hit Williams' Palm Beach County gated-community home between September 1 and 5, just before Venus was eliminated from the U.S. Open.

One source tells us Williams is also reported missing almost 200 photos and some jewelry after the heist - though the exact details are still unclear.

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This is actually the second time in a matter of a few months that the same police force didn't release information about an incident involving Williams.

The burglary came about three months after Ms. Williams was involved in a fatal vehicle crash near her home. The burglary was first reported by WPEC-TV. Palm Beach Gardens police did not release information about the accident until the website TMZ reported it three weeks later.

The suburb of about 54,000 residents is mostly middle class, but has wealthy enclaves. She has her own clothing line and endorsement deals with Ralph Lauren, Kraft foods, Tide detergent and Wilson sporting goods.

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