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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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  • Insider Draw Analysis: Montréal

    July 24, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | With the last tournament before the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, what are the storylines shaping up at the upcoming Rogers Cup?
  • WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai: 100 Days Out

    July 24, 2016
    Twelve of the best players in the world, $2.21 million in prize money, and now just 100 days out - the excitement is building for the second edition of the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai...
  • Fond Memories From Zhuhai 2015

    July 24, 2016
    With 100 days until the return of the WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, China Daily's Sun Xiaochen recalls his fond memories of the inaugural tournament.
  • Venus Vanquishes Bellis In Stanford

    July 22, 2016
    Top seed Venus Williams completed the semifinal line-up at the Bank of the West Classic, outsteadying teen sensation Catherine Bellis in straight sets.
  • Americans Lead Stanford Quarter Quell

    July 22, 2016
    WTA Insider | Two all-American battles are on Friday's Bank of the West Classic schedule; stay tuned for an action-packed Live Blog.
  • Williams Sisters Surprise Stanford Fan

    July 22, 2016
    Top seed Venus Williams treated a Bank of the West Classic fan to the night of her life on the latest episode of Dubai Duty Free Full of Surprises.
  • Venus Kicks Off Stanford Night Session

    July 20, 2016
    WTA Insider | The Daily Live Blog continues on Wednesday with former No.1 Venus Williams making her return to the Bank of the West Classic; stay tuned for all the action in Stanford!
  • Venus Thrills Home Crowd In Victory

    July 20, 2016
    Top seed Venus Williams survived a tough three-setter from Magda Linette to reach the last eight 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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