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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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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 24-4 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: 1-2
Career Record: 169-25
Career Record On Hard: 94-20
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: 112-12 

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
Titles: 22 (13 Grand Slams)
Career-High Ranking: No.1

VENUS' INDIVIDUAL DOUBLES STATS
Titles: 21 (13 Grand Slams)
Career-High Ranking: No.1

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  • 10 Things To Know: Stanford & DC

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    How many matches in a row has Serena Williams won in Stanford? Who's the top seed in DC? Want to try your hand at some trivia? All that and much more right here!
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  • Stats Corner: Consecutive Weeks at No.1

    July 21, 2014
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  • USA Today: Venus Continues To Inspire

    July 19, 2014
    Nearly two decades after announcing herself to the tennis world, Venus Williams continues to inspire future generations.
  • Serena & Li To Lead Wuhan Field

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    June 27, 2014
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    May 28, 2014
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  • Rome Gallery: Fifteen Great Action Shots

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    From serves to groundstrokes to fist pumps, tennis matches are action-packed - here are 15 of the best snaps so far from all of the on-court action in Rome.
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