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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

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
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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 Races Through In Taiwan

    February 11, 2016
    Venus Williams continued her serene progress at the Taiwan Open with a straight set win over Urszula Radwanska...
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  • 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 domi...
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  • Venus Races Through In Taiwan

    February 11, 2016
    Venus Williams continued her serene progress at the Taiwan Open with a straight set win over Urszula Radwanska on Thursday.
  • Venus Underway In Kaohsiung

    February 10, 2016
    Fifty-seven minutes was all it took for top seed Venus Williams to brush aside the challenge of local wildcard Lee Pei-Chi and book her place in the second round of the Taiwan Open.
  • Quotable Quotes: Venus In Taiwan

    February 09, 2016
    Before starting her Taiwan Open challenge against Lee Pei-Chi on Wednesday, Venus Williams talked about sisterly inspiration, Olympic dreams and turning it up to EleVen.
  • Serena Unleashes Inner Superhero

    February 09, 2016
    World No.1 Serena Williams had a busy week speaking on behalf of women's rights at the NFL Huddle To Advance Women In Sport, and later traveled to Jamaica to build a school.
  • Doi Safely Through In Kaohsiung

    February 08, 2016
    Misaki Doi's finally roused her slumbering campaign to life on Monday with a straight set win over Kristyna Pliskova at the Taiwan Open.
  • WTA Stars Take Russia, Taiwan

    February 06, 2016
    Three former No.1s will be on hand to play two brand new tournaments in St. Petersburg and Kaohsiung - where have your favorites landed in the draw?
  • Seven Things: Melbourne Review

    February 03, 2016
    WTA Insider Courtney Nguyen | WTAi sums up the seven things to know after a riveting first month of play Down Under.
  • By The Numbers: Aussie Swing

    February 02, 2016
    With the dust still settling after a thrilling Australian Open, SAP and wtatennis.com highlight the noteworthy numbers from the opening month of the tennis season.
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  • 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!
  • The Power To Inspire Gallery

    December 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!
  • 19 Women Who Have Won The WTA Finals

    October 30, 2015
    As we celebrate the milestone 45th WTA Finals in Singapore this year, let's take a look back at the 19 women who've won all 45 of the titles. Who's won the most times?
  • The #WhatPowersYou Gallery

    August 01, 2015
    The new #WhatPowersYou digital campaign is out, and the WTA stars are telling us what powers them - see all of the imagery from the new campaign right here on wtatennis.com.
  • The WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party In 20 Photos

    June 27, 2015
    Serena, Maria, Simona, Petra and all the biggest WTA stars were at a magical WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party presented by Dubai Duty Free this year. See 20 of the best pics here.
  • The Last 20 Wimbledon Champions

    June 24, 2015
    From Steffi Graf back in 1995 to Petra Kvitova in 2014 and everyone in between, take a look back at the last 20 Wimbledon champions in this very special photo gallery!
  • 15 Great Pics From The 2015 Final

    June 06, 2015
    Ferocious forehands, blistering backhands, powerful serves, the trophy ceremony - check out 15 of the best pics from the French Open final right here on wtatennis.com!
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  • Vote Now: January's WTA Player Of The Month

    February 03, 2016
    Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska - who will win January's WTA Player Of The Month? It's up to you - vote now!
  • WTA Live Fan Access Best Episodes: No.1

    December 14, 2015
    In the best episode of this season's WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox, Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams put their womance to the test. Who knows who best?
  • Serena Williams: WTA Player Of The Year

    December 08, 2015
    From winning three of the four Grand Slams to holding No.1 from start to finish, it should come as no surprise that Serena Williams has been voted WTA Player Of The Year.
  • Venus: WTA Comeback Player Of The Year

    December 08, 2015
    A sensational start and fantastic finish to 2015 propelled Venus Williams into the Top 10 for the first time in years - and to the WTA Comeback Player Of The Year award.
  • Serena Williams' Best Shots Of 2015

    December 05, 2015
    Serena Williams didn't just win the biggest titles of the 2015 season, she also pulled off some of the biggest hot shots - watch the World No.1 doing her thing right here!
  • WTA Live Fan Access Best Episodes: No.8

    December 02, 2015
    Serena Williams is always listening to music, and in this Toronto episode of WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox, the World No.1 took us through her pre-match playlist.
  • Shot Of The Year - Group B

    November 23, 2015
    We have broken voting into two groups for the WTA Shot Of The Year. Watch the Group B finalist shots right here and cast your vote!
  • Vote Now: WTA Player Of The Year

    November 19, 2015
    Grand Slam champions, the fastest-rising WTA Rising Star and the WTA Finals winner - which one will be WTA Player Of The Year? Vote now!
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