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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 Withdraws From Madrid

    April 29, 2016
    The Mutua Madrid Open announced that flu has forced top seed and two-time champion Serena Williams to withdraw...
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  • Serena Withdraws From Madrid

    April 29, 2016
    The Mutua Madrid Open announced that flu has forced top seed and two-time champion Serena Williams to withdraw from this year's tournament.
  • RTS Update: Clay Court Gains

    April 26, 2016
    Angelique Kerber's victory on home soil over the weekend consolidated her place atop the Road To Singapore leaderboard, but who is best placed to topple her heading into the Premier events in Madrid and Rome.
  • Serena Makes Lemonade Cameo

    April 24, 2016
    The 21-time Grand Slam champion made a surprise appearance in Beyoncé's latest music video; check it out on wtatennis.com.
  • Taiwan Open Moves To Taipei

    April 19, 2016
    The Taiwan Open announced its move from Kaohsiung to the capital in Taipei in 2017 after making a successful debut featuring Venus Williams and the Chan sisters this past February.
  • Serena Wins Third Laureus Award

    April 18, 2016
    World No.1 Serena Williams won her third Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award after capping a stellar 2015 season with a 10th nomination.
  • Serena Tops SI's Fashionable 50

    April 13, 2016
    Serena William's fashion dominance proved just as fierce and commanding as her tennis skill - she came in at No.4 on Sports Illustrated's inaugural Fashionable 50 list. Marija Zivlak of Women's Tennis Blog breaks down Serena's most iconic fashion moments.
  • Putintseva Stuns Venus In Charleston

    April 07, 2016
    Young Kazakh Yulia Putintseva continues her breakthrough season with a first win over 2004 Volvo Car Open champion Venus Williams; 2011 finalist Elena Vesnina also advanced.
  • Venus Rises Above Riske In Charleston

    April 06, 2016
    Former No.1 Venus Williams breezed through her opening round encounter with fellow American Alison Riske while No.2 seed Belinda Bencic lost to a surging Elena Vesnina.
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  • TBT: Seven Years Of Madrid Champions

    April 28, 2016
    Who was the very first Madrid champion? Who won the only blue clay tournament? And who announced their retirement at the tournament? Relive seven years of Madrid action - right here!
  • Charleston: Aquatic Adventure

    April 04, 2016
    The WTA hit the South Carolina Aquarium for the Volvo Car Open player party - who had the best moves under the sea? See for yourself…
  • Miami: Media Day

    March 23, 2016
    The Miami Open's top seeds had a lot to say to the press at All-Access Hour. Hear from Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova and more!
  • Indian Wells: Seeing Stars

    March 15, 2016
    The biggest stars in women's tennis - and a handful of sports legends - descended on Indian Wells this week for the BNP Paribas Open.
  • Serena & Caro’s New York Showdown

    March 09, 2016
    Before the tour hits the desert in Indian Wells, good friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki headed to Madison Square Garden for the BNP Paribas Showdown. Who came out on top?
  • The 11 Co-No.1 Doubles Teams

    January 21, 2016
    Martina Hingis joined Sania Mirza atop the WTA doubles rankings on Monday; who were the other 10 teams to dominate game together?
  • Serena's 21 Grand Slam Titles

    December 30, 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

    December 30, 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!
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