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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 Begins Quest With Comfortable Win

    June 28, 2016
    Serena Williams began her tilt at Grand Slam title number 22 by easing past qualifier Amra Sadikovic, 6-2, 6-4.
  • Serena’s Wimbledon Snapchat Takeover

    June 28, 2016
    Serena Williams is known for her Snapchat antics almost as much as she's known for her Grand Slam titles, but what happened when she took over the Wimbledon account for a day?
  • Wimbledon Tuesday: Serena's Start

    June 28, 2016
    Defending champion Serena Williams kicks off her campaign, while two-time winner Petra Kvitova also makes her debut on Day 2 of the Wimbledon Championships.
  • Insider Notebook: Venus' 2020 Vision

    June 27, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | Where do the Williams sisters see themselves in time for the next Olympics? Plus, Ivanovic's injury concern a contributing factor to her first round loss.
  • Venus Digs Deep To Defeat Vekic

    June 27, 2016
    Five-time champion Venus Williams got her Wimbledon challenge underway with a 7-6(3), 6-4 win over Donna Vekic on the opening Monday.
  • Pre-Wimbledon Party Rewind

    June 26, 2016
    Despite the drizzle, this year's WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free was another success story. Relive the best moments from the big night here at wtatennis.com.
  • Insider Notebook: Pre-Wimbledon Press

    June 26, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | What did the game's biggest names have to say ahead of the third major tournament of 2016? Find out here on wtatennis.com!
  • Wimbledon Fashion Preview

    June 26, 2016
    What are the WTA's biggest stars wearing to the All England Club during this Wimbledon fortnight? Marija Zivlak previews the all-white looks right here on wtatennis.com.
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  • Wimbledon: The Last 20 Champions

    June 21, 2016
    Who are the 10 women to have lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish over the last two decades? Find out right here on wtatennis.com.
  • The Olympics: 28 Years Of Victories

    June 09, 2016
    With the 2016 Olympics in Rio right around the corner, take a look back at 28 years' worth of the best Olympic tennis moments - from the first gold medalist to one of the youngest champions ever.
  • Roland Garros: The 20 Best Moments

    June 07, 2016
    With Roland Garros in the books, relive in photos the 20 best moments from the fortnight: the Cinderella stories, the agony of defeat, and the moments of victory.
  • French Open: The Early Rounds

    May 26, 2016
    Rain delays, zebra stripes, and a little bit of history making: here are the 11 best photos from the early rounds of Roland Garros.
  • 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.
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