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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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  • Top 5 Highlights: Serena Vs Sharapova

    November 24, 2014
    This week on wtatennis.com we're counting down the Top 5 most-viewed match highlights of the year. Today, No.5 - two WTA icons squaring off in the Miami heat...
  • Serena: WTA Player Of The Year

    November 21, 2014
    Serena Williams has been voted WTA Player Of The Year for the sixth time. She's one of only three women who have won it more than twice - who are the other two?
  • Hodgkinson: Serena Delivers Again

    November 21, 2014
    Serena Williams' WTA Player Of The Year award comes after what she herself has described as an "up and down" year. But wherever she is in the world, the World No.1 keeps on delivering.
  • Serena Vs Ivanovic In Denmark: Who Won?

    November 20, 2014
    Throwback hairdo, sold-out crowd, the underdog trying to rise up - it was a night to remember in Herning, Denmark, as Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic went to battle.
  • Serena Hosts Charity Race

    November 19, 2014
    Next month, Serena Williams is hosting a fun run on Miami's South Beach to help raise money for her charity.
  • Serena & Ivanovic Land In Denmark

    November 18, 2014
    Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic met the press in Herning, Denmark the day before their exhibition match in front of a sold-out crowd. What did they say? Find out!
  • Venus Showcases Creative Side

    November 18, 2014
    Venus Williams' latest off-court project is seeing her help in the design of a new apartment community in Delray Beach.
  • Vote Now: Player Of The Year

    November 14, 2014
    Four Grand Slam champions, the fastest-rising WTA Rising Star and the WTA's match win leader for the year - which one will be WTA Player Of The Year? Vote now!
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  • Gallery: Serena's Season Heroics

    November 21, 2014
    Serena Williams made history during another terrific year, leading to her being named WTA Player Of The Year for the sixth time.
  • Gallery: Serena Vs Ivanovic

    November 20, 2014
    Check out some of the best pics from the Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2014 exhibition event, where Ana Ivanovic scored a rare win over Serena Williams in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,000.
  • Gallery: Serena & Ivanovic In Denmark

    November 18, 2014
    Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic had a media day on Tuesday, the day before playing an exhibition match in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,000. See the pics from their media day here!
  • Gallery: Top 10 Most Aces In 2014

    November 14, 2014
    The WTA stars have been demonstrating the power to inspire for decades - and one of the biggest shots in the game is the serve. Who hit the most aces during the 2014 season? Here's the Top 10.
  • Gallery: Player Of The Year Nominees

    November 14, 2014
    Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Ana Ivanovic and Li Na are up for WTA Player Of The Year - see their 2014 highlights in pictures here.
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Power To Inspire

    October 26, 2014
    Serena Williams and Simona Halep were both powerful and inspirational on Finals Day at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. The best pics here.
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Hugging It Out

    October 23, 2014
    Emotions ran high as the action heated up on and off the court at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global on Thursday. All the best pics here.
  • WTA Finals Gallery: Shockwaves

    October 22, 2014
    Simona Halep had never beaten a Top 3 player, hadn't even taken a set in eight tries, in fact - but all of that changed with a massive upset in Singapore on Wednesday.
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