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Venus Williams

Venus Williams
  • Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
  • Date of Birth: 17 Jun 1980
  • Birthplace: Lynwood, CA, USA
  • Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
  • Weight: 160 lbs. (72.5 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (October 31, 1994)
  • Official Site

Serena Williams

Serena Williams
  • Residence: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
  • Date of Birth: 26 Sep 1981
  • Birthplace: Saginaw, MI, USA
  • Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 155 lbs. (70 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (September 1995)
  • Official Site
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They don't play doubles very often, but when they do, the Williams sisters are almost unbeatable. They are especially dominant when there's a lot at stake, as 16 of their 21 titles are majors or Olympics. Another incredible accomplishment is they've never lost a Grand Slam final and only once in any tournament final.

The Williamses, along with Martina Hingis and Lisa Raymond, are the only active players to have completed the career doubles Grand Slam. They have four Australian Opens, two French Opens, five Wimbledons and two US Opens. Their 13 majors are the third-most for a duo in the Open Era. They are 36-4 at the Australian Open, 13-1 at Roland Garros, 39-3 at Wimbledon and 27-5 at the US Open.

Serena and Venus started playing together in 1997, and from 1999 through 2003 won at least one major every year. Among their accomplishments are being awarded Doubles Team of the Year in 2009, ascending to the No.1 doubles ranking for the first time in 2010 and after their French Open triumph in 2010, becoming just the third team in history to hold all four majors at the same time, with Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver and Gigi Fernández and Natasha Zvereva the others. After a two-year absence from the doubles court, they were victorious in the first tournament back - Wimbledon in 2012. They followed that up with their third doubles Olympic gold medal later that summer at the All-England Club.

TEAM STATS
2014 Record: 4-3
Career Record: 172-26
Career Record On Hard: 97-21
Career Record On Clay: 20-2
Career Record On Grass: 44-3
Career Record On Carpet: 11-0
Career Olympics Record: 15-0
Career Grand Slam Record: 115-13 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
WON (21):
2012 - Wimbledon, Olympics; 2010 - Australian Open, Madrid, Roland Garros; 2009 - Australian Open, Wimbledon, Stanford, US Open; 2008 - Wimbledon, Olympics; 2003 - Australian Open; 2002 - Wimbledon; 2001 - Australian Open; 2000 - Wimbledon, Olympics; 1999 - Hannover, Roland Garros, US Open; 1998 - Oklahoma City, Zurich; R-Up (1): 1999 - San Diego

SERENA'S INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 22 (13 Grand Slams)
Career-High Ranking: No.1

VENUS' INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
WTA Titles: 21 (13 Grand Slams)
Career-High Ranking: No.1

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  • Serena Wins Historic 19th Major

    January 31, 2015
    Serena Williams edged Maria Sharapova to win her 19th Grand Slam title, separating herself from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for second-most in the Open Era.
  • Video: Match Point, Speeches & More

    January 31, 2015
    Check out some of the best shots from the Australian Open final - including an absolutely electric match point - as well as the trophy speeches, right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Quotable Quotes: Serena & Sharapova

    January 31, 2015
    What was Serena Williams thinking before she hit the ace on match point? Is 22 on her mind? Does Maria Sharapova feel she's getting closer? Keep reading...
  • Twitter Reaction: Props For Serena

    January 31, 2015
    A slew of former World No.1s and WTA stars took to Twitter to congratulate Serena Williams on her Australian Open victory - check out some of the best right here!
  • Serena Tops First RTS Leaderboard

    January 31, 2015
    Serena Williams tops 2015's first Road To Singapore leaderboard, the year-long journey to the $7 million BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.
  • AO Final: As It Happened

    January 31, 2015
    Game-by-game coverage of the 2015 Australian Open final between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.
  • 10 Things To Know: Serena Vs Sharapova

    January 30, 2015
    How many wins does Maria Sharapova have over World No.1s? How good has Serena Williams been against Top 10 players the last few years? Get ready for the final here!
  • WTA Diary: Serena Vs Maria XIX

    January 30, 2015
    The WTA Diary recaps all the goings on Down Under as the year's first major heads towards finals weekend and Serena vs Maria XIX.
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  • AO Gallery: Serena & The Trophy

    February 01, 2015
    The day after winning her sixth Australian Open and 19th overall Grand Slam title, Serena Williams headed into Melbourne with the trophy. See all the best pics here.
  • Gallery: Serena's 19 Grand Slams

    January 31, 2015
    Serena Williams has been winning Grand Slam titles for 16 years now - four years more than any other winning span in the Open Era. Take a trip down memory lane...
  • AO Gallery: 19 Pics For No.19

    January 31, 2015
    From action shots to trophy shots to some impressive hang time, check out 19 of the best pics from Serena Williams' historic 19th Grand Slam championship victory.
  • AO Gallery: All About The Fans

    January 29, 2015
    At the end of the day, it's all about you, the fans - check out all the best snaps of you with the stars of the WTA at the Australian Open in this very special photo gallery!
  • AO Gallery: 10 Epic Fist Pumps

    January 28, 2015
    The fist pump - it's become the universal celebration gesture in tennis, and the WTA stars have been using it all fortnight long at the Australian Open. Check out 10 of the best here.
  • Gallery: Power To Inspire

    January 26, 2015
    They're powerful, they're inspirational, and they're ready to take on the 2015 season - check out the brightest stars of the WTA in beautiful new Power To Inspire imagery!
  • AO Gallery: Good Form On Display

    January 22, 2015
    Crisp volleys, sizzling serves and ferocious forehands were seen in second round action on Thursday at the Australian Open.
  • AO Gallery: Superstars Reign

    January 20, 2015
    The Williams sisters, as well as Victoria Azarenka, controlled the courts in first round play on Tuesday at the Australian Open.
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