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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
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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  • Wozniacki Edges Suárez, Serena Out

    September 23, 2014
    Caroline Wozniacki dug out of trouble in the third set against Carla Suárez Navarro, but Serena Williams succumbed to a viral illness against nemesis Alizé Cornet.
  • Hodgkinson: Best Slam Matches Part 5

    September 21, 2014
    Throughout the week, wtatennis.com contributor Mark Hodgkinson has dug into the five best Grand Slam matches of the season. Today, an Australian Open shocker...
  • Twitter Reaction: Serena On Li Na

    September 19, 2014
    Serena Williams is among a slew of WTA stars who've been tweeting about Li Na's retirement on Friday. Agnieszka Radwanska and Sara Errani too - check it out.
  • Hodgkinson: Best Slam Matches Part 2

    September 16, 2014
    Throughout the week, wtatennis.com contributor Mark Hodgkinson will dig into the five best Grand Slam matches of the season. Today, an epic Wimbledon third round encounter...
  • Lucic-Baroni Stuns Venus In Québec

    September 14, 2014
    Mirjana Lucic-Baroni outslugged Venus Williams in straight sets to win the Coupe Banque Nationale in Québec City and make WTA history - what did she do?
  • Tweets Of The Week: Kitties & Curling

    September 14, 2014
    WTA Rising Stars taking selfies with mascots, curling in Québec City, N Sync playing on the radio, bathtub disasters - it's all right here in Tweets Of The Week!
  • Venus Vs Lucic-Baroni In Québec

    September 13, 2014
    Venus Williams won an all-American clash to reach her second final in Québec this year, while Mirjana Lucic-Baroni reached her first WTA final since 1998.
  • Video: Nothing Stops Serena

    September 13, 2014
    Serena Williams is on top of the tennis world right now, but what kind of work goes in behind the scenes? Catch a glimpse of it in this TV spot for Powerbeats2 Wireless from Beats By Dre.
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  • Wuhan Gallery: Serena On The Water

    September 23, 2014
    Serena Williams took part in a very unique photo opportunity in Wuhan, playing some mini-tennis with the mayor on a cruise ship sailing down the largest river in Asia.
  • Wuhan Gallery: Stars & Upsets

    September 22, 2014
    Plenty of WTA stars have been in action at the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open, but it hasn't been smooth sailing for all of them.
  • Québec City Gallery: Puppies & Trophies

    September 15, 2014
    From Mirjana Lucic-Baroni rediscovering that winning feeling to a fluffy friend giving the runner-up a pick-me-up, it was a happy day all around at the Coupe Banque Nationale on Sunday.
  • Québec City Gallery: Crème De La Crème

    September 13, 2014
    Check out a dozen more of the best action shots from the Coupe Banque Nationale in Québec City, where the stars of the WTA have been hitting the felt off the ball all week long.
  • Québec City Gallery: Venus Goes Curling

    September 11, 2014
    After stopping off at City Hall and looking very, very presidential, Venus Williams hit the ice of the Jacques Cartier Curling Club to try out one of Canada's most successful sports.
  • Québec City Gallery: Off-Court Buzz

    September 10, 2014
    From WTA Rising Star Shelby Rogers meeting the kids to Venus Williams at the party and one of Québec's own calling it a career, it's been a busy, busy week...
  • US Open Gallery: Serena & The Trophy

    September 08, 2014
    After finishing on top of the world at the US Open, Serena Williams went to the top of the Empire State Building for the traditional champion's photo shoot.
  • Gallery: Serena's 18 Grand Slams

    September 07, 2014
    Serena Williams has been winning Grand Slam titles for 15 years now - three years more than any other winning span in the Open Era. Take a trip down memory lane...
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