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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's 21 Grand Slam Titles

    August 16, 2015
    Serena Williams now has 21 Grand Slam titles - the third-most of any tennis player, male or female, all time. ...
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  • Serena On GMA: I Don't Feel Pressure

    September 02, 2015
    Serena Williams spoke to Robin Roberts on Good Morning America ahead of the US Open about pressure, Venus and much more - watch part of the big interview right here on wtatennis.com.
  • Serena Stat Of The Day: 57-2

    September 01, 2015
    Every day on wtatennis.com this fortnight we're going to drop a Serena Williams stat on you. Today, it's 57-2 - and it doesn't bode well for the World No.1's next opponent...
  • Venus Williams: The Graduate

    September 01, 2015
    Last month Venus Williams took time away from the summer hardcourt season to attend a significant event: her graduation.
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    September 01, 2015
    Cast your vote now for August's WTA Player of the Month - Serena Williams, Belinda Bencic, Angelique Kerber or Petra Kvitova?
  • Serena Begins Historic US Open Quest

    August 31, 2015
    Following an electric Opening Night ceremony that featured Josh Groban and Vanessa Williams, Serena Williams stepped out and took one step closer to more history.
  • Photos: Serena Shines On Opening Night

    August 31, 2015
    Serena Williams positively shone on Opening Night at the US Open - check out photos from the World No.1's opening win, as well as some of the other best pics of the day, right here.
  • Serena Stat Of The Day: 60-1

    August 31, 2015
    With her win over Vitalia Diatchenko at the US Open on Monday night, Serena Williams improved to 60-1 in first round matches at Grand Slams. Where was her only loss?
  • Venus Launches Into Round Two

    August 31, 2015
    Playing a WTA Rising Star, No.23 seed Venus Williams passed a tough test to reach the second round of the US Open; how fast was the two-time champion's serve?
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  • Serena's 21 Grand Slam Titles

    August 16, 2015
    Serena Williams now has 21 Grand Slam titles - the third-most of any tennis player, male or female, all time. Take a look back at all 21 of them in this very special gallery!
  • The Power To Inspire Gallery

    August 03, 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!
  • The #WhatPowersYou Gallery

    August 01, 2015
    The new #WhatPowersYou digital campaign is out, and the WTA stars are telling us what powers them - see all of the imagery from the new campaign right here on wtatennis.com.
  • The WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party In 20 Photos

    June 27, 2015
    Serena, Maria, Simona, Petra and all the biggest WTA stars were at a magical WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free this year. See 20 of the best pics here.
  • The Last 20 Wimbledon Champions

    June 24, 2015
    From Steffi Graf back in 1995 to Petra Kvitova in 2014 and everyone in between, take a look back at the last 20 Wimbledon champions in this very special photo gallery!
  • 15 Great Pics From The 2015 Final

    June 06, 2015
    Ferocious forehands, blistering backhands, powerful serves, the trophy ceremony - check out 15 of the best pics from the French Open final right here on wtatennis.com!
  • The Last 20 French Open Champions

    May 21, 2015
    From Steffi Graf in 1995 to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and everyone in between, take a look back at the last 20 Roland Garros champions in this very special photo gallery!
  • WTA Stars Meet The Press In Rome

    May 12, 2015
    The biggest WTA stars have been meeting the press and sponsors throughout the week at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. See all the best pics right here on wtatennis.com!
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