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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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  • Venus Cruises Past Chirico

    May 26, 2016
    Former No.1 Venus Williams faced few problems against American qualifier and Mutua Madrid Open semifinalist Lo...
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  • Venus Cruises Past Chirico

    May 26, 2016
    Former No.1 Venus Williams faced few problems against American qualifier and Mutua Madrid Open semifinalist Louisa Chirico to reach the third round at Roland Garros.
  • Serena Puts On Pereira Masterclass

    May 26, 2016
    World No.1 Serena Williams needed little more than an hour and dropped just three games on her way to a near-flawless victory over Teliana Pereira to move into the third round of Roland Garros.
  • French Open Thursday: Doubles Reunion

    May 26, 2016
    Two of the tour's youngest and most impressive doubles stars face off on the singles court on Day 5, while both Williams sisters headline on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
  • Hingis, Mirza Kick Off Santina Slam Bid

    May 25, 2016
    Top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza began the French Open women's doubles event with a decisive win in their first rounds; Venus and Serena also advanced.
  • Serena Surges Into Second Round

    May 24, 2016
    World No.1 Serena Williams raced through the first match in her title defense at Roland Garros, dropping just two games to Magdalena Rybarikova.
  • Serena's Trick Shots Go Viral

    May 24, 2016
    World No.1 Serena Williams was a guest star on Dude Perfect to show off some of the whackiest trick shots the viral sensations could come up with on wtatennis.com.
  • Venus Battles Past Surging Kontaveit

    May 24, 2016
    No.9 seed Venus Williams edged past a surging Anett Kontaveit for a spot in the second round of Roland Garros.
  • CNN Open Court: Serena's Defense

    May 24, 2016
    Ahead of her Roland Garros defense, CNN Open Court sat down Serena Williams to discuss her love of clay, coaching set-up and the quest for Grand Slam title number 22.
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  • 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.
  • 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!
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