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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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  • Suárez Navarro Wins Venus Thriller

    March 31, 2015
    After getting totally blanked in the first set, Carla Suárez Navarro battled hard against Venus Williams to reach the biggest semifinal of her career at the Miami Open.
  • Venus Makes Flying Start

    March 31, 2015
    Venus Williams' bright start to the season has put her in the thick of the qualification mix for the WTA Finals in Singapore. Wtafinals.com takes a closer look at her resurgence.
  • Venus Still Perfect Against Wozniacki

    March 30, 2015
    Venus Williams made it seven-for-seven against Caroline Wozniacki, beating her fellow former No.1 in a tight one to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Who's up next?
  • Serena Storms Into Miami Quarterfinals

    March 30, 2015
    Facing a player who had beaten her twice before, including at a Grand Slam, Serena Williams was on high alert at the Miami Open on Monday - and she was all over it.
  • Serena & Caro: Who Knows Who Better?

    March 30, 2015
    Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are two of the closest friends on the tour, but who knows who better? WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox quizzed them.
  • Serena Beats Bellis, Kuznetsova Next

    March 29, 2015
    World No.1 Serena Williams won an all-American, intergenerational battle against 15-year-old wildcard CiCi Bellis to reach the fourth round. A former World No.2 awaits.
  • Venus Survives Stosur, Wozniacki Awaits

    March 28, 2015
    Venus Williams held off an inspired second set fightback from Samantha Stosur on Saturday to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open. A fellow former World No.1 awaits.
  • Serena Sails Through Miami Opener

    March 28, 2015
    A fit, fast and ferocious Serena Williams showed no signs of the injury that put her out of the Indian Wells semifinals a week ago, sailing through her Miami Open opener.
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  • Miami Gallery: Thirty Years Of Winning

    March 31, 2015
    From Martina to Monica and Steffi to Serena, Serena, Serena, Serena, Serena, Serena and Serena, have a look back at all 30 champions at the Sony Open Tennis!
  • Gallery: Power To Inspire

    March 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!
  • Indian Wells Gallery: We Are The Champions

    March 19, 2015
    From Manuela Maleeva-Fragnière right up to Flavia Pennetta, have a look back at all of the women who kept on fighting 'til the end at the BNP Paribas Open.
  • Dubai Gallery: 15 Years Of Champions

    February 22, 2015
    Simona Halep has just joined a long list of all-time WTA greats who conquered the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Let's take a look at all 15 years right here.
  • Dubai Gallery: The Player Party

    February 18, 2015
    Petra, Caro, Ana, Aga, Venus - the WTA stars stepped out for the player party at the 15th annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. See 15 of the best pics here!
  • Gallery: 20 Iconic Pics From The AO

    February 05, 2015
    Smiles, supercoaches, trophies, action shots, even some multiple exposures - see 20 of the most iconic pics from this year's Australian Open, right here on wtatennis.com.
  • Gallery: Serena At Indian Wells, 1999-2001

    February 04, 2015
    Indian Wells was one of Serena Williams' first conquering grounds - it was actually the second WTA event she ever won. Take a look back at those golden years right here.
  • AO Gallery: Serena & The Trophy

    February 01, 2015
    The day after winning her sixth Australian Open and 19th overall Grand Slam title, Serena Williams headed into Melbourne with the trophy. See all the best pics here.
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