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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 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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  • Serena Named ITF World Champion

    December 18, 2014
    Serena Williams has been named ITF Women's World Champion for the fifth time in her career. Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci took the honors of ITF Women's Doubles World Champions.
  • Serena & Li Among espnW's Impact 25

    December 16, 2014
    espnW has named three of the WTA's biggest names to its inaugural Impact 25 list, which honors athletes and influencers in women's sports. Watch the video here!
  • Serena Runs The Ultimate Run

    December 15, 2014
    The first annual Serena Williams Ultimate Run took place in Miami on Sunday, with the World No.1 herself among the runners. How did she do? Find out right here!
  • SI.com: Fittest 50 Women List

    December 15, 2014
    A trio of WTA stars made Sports Illustrated's list of the Fittest 50 Women in sports. Who were they, and what were the criteria?
  • Top 50 Most Popular Players Of 2014

    December 13, 2014
    We're down to the Top 10 most clicked on players on wtatennis.com this year. What if we told you No.1 wasn't one of the four Grand Slam champions? Then who's No.1?
  • TENNIS & ESPN's Favorite WTA Matches

    December 12, 2014
    We've already named our best matches of the year, but what do TENNIS.com and ESPN.com think? Check out their best match lists from 2014 and see if you agree with them...
  • Stats Corner: Top 10 Finishes

    December 10, 2014
    Serena Williams is climbing the list of those with the most appearances in the season-ending Top 10 in WTA Rankings history.
  • Tweets Of The Week: Epic Selfies & More

    December 06, 2014
    Who's been grinding hard in the gym? Want to see some epic selfies? Whose leggings are these? Check out 10 of the best tweets of the week from the WTA stars!
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  • #tbt Gallery: Arantxa's Best Moments

    December 18, 2014
    As one of the all-time greats - and Spain's all-time best - celebrates her birthday, check out 15 of Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario's very best moments right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Gallery: Most Popular, No.10 To No.1

    December 12, 2014
    We're finally down to the Top 10 most clicked on players on wtatennis.com this year, and we begin today with a year-end World No.32 who finished at No.10 on this countdown...
  • Gallery: Most Popular, No.20 To No.11

    December 11, 2014
    We're down to the Top 20 most clicked on players of the year, and today we've got No.20 to No.11. Which World No.35 came in at No.16 on this list? Let's get this leg of the countdown started!
  • #tbt Gallery: 2004's Year-End Top 10

    December 04, 2014
    An American topped the year-end WTA Rankings in 2004, but it wasn't one of the Williams sisters - who was it? Check out the year-end Top 10 from 10 years ago right here on wtatennis.com!
  • Gallery: Serena's Season Heroics

    November 21, 2014
    Serena Williams made history during another terrific year, leading to her being named WTA Player Of The Year for the sixth time.
  • Gallery: Serena Vs Ivanovic

    November 20, 2014
    Check out some of the best pics from the Energi Danmark Champions Battle 2014 exhibition event, where Ana Ivanovic scored a rare win over Serena Williams in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,000.
  • Gallery: Serena & Ivanovic In Denmark

    November 18, 2014
    Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic had a media day on Tuesday, the day before playing an exhibition match in front of a sold-out crowd of 7,000. See the pics from their media day here!
  • Gallery: Top 10 Most Aces In 2014

    November 14, 2014
    The WTA stars have been demonstrating the power to inspire for decades - and one of the biggest shots in the game is the serve. Who hit the most aces during the 2014 season? Here's the Top 10.
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