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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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Biography

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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  • Last 16 Surge In Montréal

    July 28, 2016
    WTA Insider | It's a Manic Thursday in Montréal, with all eight round of 16 matches taking place at the Rogers...
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  • Last 16 Surge In Montréal

    July 28, 2016
    WTA Insider | It's a Manic Thursday in Montréal, with all eight round of 16 matches taking place at the Rogers Cup. Stay tuned for all the action in the latest Live Blog!
  • 15 Things We Learned About Serena

    July 28, 2016
    Serena Williams revealed a lot about herself after answering a whopping 73 questions from Vogue. Who was her childhood crush? And what's the worst rule in tennis? Hear what she had to say!
  • Keys Knocks Out Venus In Montréal

    July 28, 2016
    No.10 seed Madison Keys edged past Venus Williams in a tight three sets to snap up one of the last spots in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup.
  • Rivalries Renewed At Rogers Cup

    July 27, 2016
    WTA Insider | The second round gets underway in earnest on Wednesday at the Rogers Cup; keep up with all the action on the latest Live Blog!
  • Venus Sails Into Third Round

    July 27, 2016
    No.6 seeded Venus Williams extended her perfect record against Barbora Strycova to earn a spot in the third round of the Rogers Cup.
  • Montréal Wednesday: 2014 Redux

    July 27, 2016
    Agnieszka Radwanska and Venus Williams faced off in the 2014 Rogers Cup final, and begin their 2016 campaigns on the same day in Montréal.
  • Serena Reflects On Olympic Journey

    July 26, 2016
    In a new campaign with Mini USA, 22-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams looked back on how she defied labels as she prepares for a fourth Summer Olympic Games.
  • Konta Conquers Venus For First Title

    July 24, 2016
    Johanna Konta's career year continued in Stanford, where the British No.1 captured her maiden WTA title with a three-set win over Venus Williams at the Bank of the West Classic.
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  • 22 Snaps Of Serena’s 22nd Major Title

    July 09, 2016
    Check out all the best photos from the Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber, where Serena took home a historic 22nd Grand Slam title.
  • Wimbledon: Road To The Final Four

    July 06, 2016
    And then there were four. After almost a fortnight packed with action, drama, and a little rain, we've reached the semifinal stage at Wimbledon. Check out the photos to see how we got here.
  • 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…
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