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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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  • 10 Things To Know: Serena Vs Venus

    July 06, 2015
    Who leads the head-to-head? Why is the first set so critical? How much prize money have they won - $20 million, $50 million or $100 million? Get ready for a big one here!
  • Serena First To Qualify For Singapore

    July 06, 2015
    Serena Williams has become the first player to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global. Why is the World No.1's qualification historic?
  • Wimbledon Notebook: Manic Monday

    July 06, 2015
    Wtatennis.com contributor Mark Hodgkinson previews the maddest, most manic day on the tennis calendar.
  • Venus & Serena: Their First Meeting

    July 05, 2015
    Venus and Serena squared off for the first time at the 1998 Australian Open. Some prophetic words and 17 and a half years later, they're two of the WTA's biggest legends.
  • Wimbledon Notebook: Moving On Up

    July 04, 2015
    After coming "super, super close" to toppling World No.1 Serena Williams, what's next for Heather Watson? Wtatennis.com contributor Mark Hodgkinson investigates...
  • Serena Wins Watson Thriller, Venus Next

    July 03, 2015
    Serena Williams battled back from the brink of defeat to edge British No.1 Heather Watson in an absolute thriller on Centre Court. And it certainly doesn't get any easier...
  • Rusedski Assesses Watson's Hopes

    July 02, 2015
    Greg Rusedski believes Heather Watson will relish the challenge of toppling top seed Serena Williams in Friday's third round.
  • Serena Wins, British No.1 Awaits

    July 01, 2015
    Serena Williams ripped 23 winners in 59 minutes to storm past Timea Babos and into the third round. Next up for the World No.1 is the British No.1 and home favorite.
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  • 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!
  • The #WhatPowersYou Gallery

    June 23, 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.
  • Serena's 20 Grand Slam Titles

    June 21, 2015
    Serena Williams now has 20 Grand Slam titles - the third-most of any tennis player, male or female, all time. Take a look back at all 20 of them in this very special gallery!
  • The Power To Inspire Gallery

    June 20, 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!
  • 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!
  • The Last 20 French Open Champions

    May 21, 2015
    From Steffi Graf in 1995 to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and everyone in between, take a look back at the last 20 Roland Garros champions in this very special photo gallery!
  • WTA Stars Meet The Press In Rome

    May 12, 2015
    The biggest WTA stars have been meeting the press and sponsors throughout the week at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. See all the best pics right here on wtatennis.com!
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