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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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  • Keys Into First Grand Slam Semifinal

    January 28, 2015
    WTA Rising Star Madison Keys kept her breakthrough fortnight going on Wednesday, outlasting Venus Williams to reach the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career.
  • Serena Storms Back Into Semifinals

    January 28, 2015
    Serena Williams served up 15 aces to beat Dominika Cibulkova and reach her first Australian Open semifinal since winning the title five years ago.
  • Video: Serena's Super Bowl Dream

    January 28, 2015
    Today we've got must-sees from the Australian Open press room - Serena Williams making a football team out of tennis players, Victoria Azarenka asking the reporters the questions and more.
  • Video: Venus & Serena's Training Day

    January 27, 2015
    Watch what the Williams sisters - as well as Victoria Azarenka and Eugenie Bouchard - get up to on their training days. And what are their goals for the 2015 season?
  • Vintage Venus Outlasts Radwanska

    January 26, 2015
    Venus Williams brought out some vintage form in the third set to get past Agnieszka Radwanska and reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since the 2010 US Open.
  • Serena Gets Revenge On Garbiñe

    January 26, 2015
    Serena Williams overcame a massive threat in Melbourne on Monday - the WTA Rising Star who dealt her the worst Grand Slam loss of her career at last year's French Open.
  • Help Cure Motor Neurone Disease

    January 25, 2015
    Serena Williams, Sam Stosur and Martina Navratilova are among the WTA stars appearing in a new video asking for your help to fight Motor Neurone Disease. Watch it here.
  • Venus Fights Back, Radwanska Awaits

    January 24, 2015
    Venus Williams fought back from the brink of defeat to reach the second week of a Grand Slam for the first time since Wimbledon in 2011. Up next: Agnieszka Radwanska.
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  • AO Gallery: 10 Epic Fist Pumps

    January 28, 2015
    The fist pump - it's become the universal celebration gesture in tennis, and the WTA stars have been using it all fortnight long at the Australian Open. Check out 10 of the best here.
  • Gallery: Power To Inspire

    January 26, 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!
  • AO Gallery: Good Form On Display

    January 22, 2015
    Crisp volleys, sizzling serves and ferocious forehands were seen in second round action on Thursday at the Australian Open.
  • AO Gallery: Superstars Reign

    January 20, 2015
    The Williams sisters, as well as Victoria Azarenka, controlled the courts in first round play on Tuesday at the Australian Open.
  • Gallery: Week 1 Finals

    January 11, 2015
    The first three WTA tournaments of the season saw three WTA superstars emerge victorious.
  • Auckland Gallery: Venus Visits Orakei Marae

    January 06, 2015
    Venus Williams explored some Maori culture ahead of her ASB Classic campaign, visiting Auckland's Orakei Marae. Check out some pics from the event right here on wtatennis.com!
  • #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...
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