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Gallery: Venus & Serena Visit Lagos, Nigeria

Clinics, school visits and a head-to-head showdown were all part of a very meaningful visit.

Published November 03, 2012 12:00

Venus Williams arrived at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city.
Venus Williams arrived at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city.
Day 1 of the Williams sisters' visit to Lagos took them to the government house, where they received a great honor.
Day 1 of the Williams sisters' visit to Lagos took them to the government house, where they received a great honor.
The Williams sisters were presented the emblem of the state by Babatunde Fashola, who is the Lagos State Governor.
The Williams sisters were presented the emblem of the state by Babatunde Fashola, who is the Lagos State Governor.
The Williams sisters at a press conference to discuss shifting perceptions of women across the African continent.
The Williams sisters at a press conference to discuss shifting perceptions of women across the African continent.
Next on the itinerary was a two hour tennis clinic for aspiring young athletes, held at an exclusive Ikoyi club.
Next on the itinerary was a two hour tennis clinic for aspiring young athletes, held at an exclusive Ikoyi club.
And the Williams sisters weren't the only Williamses there - mother and longtime coach, Oracene, also made the trip.
And the Williams sisters weren't the only Williamses there - mother and longtime coach, Oracene, also made the trip.
The Williams sisters lead all active players for Grand Slam titles - Serena 15, Venus seven. Next-highest is four.
The Williams sisters lead all active players for Grand Slam titles - Serena 15, Venus seven. Next-highest is four.
Combined they have 22 Grand Slam titles - five Australian Opens, one French Open, 10 Wimbledons and six US Opens.
Combined they have 22 Grand Slam titles - five Australian Opens, one French Open, 10 Wimbledons and six US Opens.
Day 2 of the three day visit to Lagos took the Williamses to the Federal Government College in the Ikoyi district.
Day 2 of the three day visit to Lagos took the Williamses to the Federal Government College in the Ikoyi district.
The Williams sisters spoke with the girls about breaking the mould and chasing their dreams - whatever they may be.
The Williams sisters spoke with the girls about breaking the mould and chasing their dreams - whatever they may be.
The Williams sisters followed up their question and answer session with a group dance session at Kick Like A Girl.
The Williams sisters followed up their question and answer session with a group dance session at Kick Like A Girl.
No strangers to busting a move themselves, the Williams sisters joined right in with the Kick Like A Girl dance.
No strangers to busting a move themselves, the Williams sisters joined right in with the Kick Like A Girl dance.
Day 3 of the visit to Lagos saw the Williamses head to the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, where they would hit the courts.
Day 3 of the visit to Lagos saw the Williamses head to the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, where they would hit the courts.
First on the OOP was a friendly doubles match with two aspiring players - Serena with one, Venus with the other.
First on the OOP was a friendly doubles match with two aspiring players - Serena with one, Venus with the other.
With a crowd of about 2,000 assembled at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, there was plenty of support from the fans.
With a crowd of about 2,000 assembled at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, there was plenty of support from the fans.
And even some professions from their most loyal fans...
And even some professions from their most loyal fans...
The Williams sisters then went one-on-one in a singles exhibition - Serena leads their WTA-level head-to-head, 13-10.
The Williams sisters then went one-on-one in a singles exhibition - Serena leads their WTA-level head-to-head, 13-10.
But this time Venus Williams was too strong, edging younger sister Serena Williams in two hard-fought sets, 64 75.
But this time Venus Williams was too strong, edging younger sister Serena Williams in two hard-fought sets, 64 75.
The Williams sisters have now played each other on six of seven continents - the last one might be a tricky one...
The Williams sisters have now played each other on six of seven continents - the last one might be a tricky one...
Huge fan favorites all around the world, the Williams sisters signed autographs for their many, many fans in Lagos.
Huge fan favorites all around the world, the Williams sisters signed autographs for their many, many fans in Lagos.
  • Venus Williams arrived at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city.
  • Day 1 of the Williams sisters' visit to Lagos took them to the government house, where they received a great honor.
  • The Williams sisters were presented the emblem of the state by Babatunde Fashola, who is the Lagos State Governor.
  • The Williams sisters at a press conference to discuss shifting perceptions of women across the African continent.
  • Next on the itinerary was a two hour tennis clinic for aspiring young athletes, held at an exclusive Ikoyi club.
  • And the Williams sisters weren't the only Williamses there - mother and longtime coach, Oracene, also made the trip.
  • The Williams sisters lead all active players for Grand Slam titles - Serena 15, Venus seven. Next-highest is four.
  • Combined they have 22 Grand Slam titles - five Australian Opens, one French Open, 10 Wimbledons and six US Opens.
  • Day 2 of the three day visit to Lagos took the Williamses to the Federal Government College in the Ikoyi district.
  • The Williams sisters spoke with the girls about breaking the mould and chasing their dreams - whatever they may be.
  • The Williams sisters followed up their question and answer session with a group dance session at Kick Like A Girl.
  • No strangers to busting a move themselves, the Williams sisters joined right in with the Kick Like A Girl dance.
  • Day 3 of the visit to Lagos saw the Williamses head to the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, where they would hit the courts.
  • First on the OOP was a friendly doubles match with two aspiring players - Serena with one, Venus with the other.
  • With a crowd of about 2,000 assembled at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, there was plenty of support from the fans.
  • And even some professions from their most loyal fans...
  • The Williams sisters then went one-on-one in a singles exhibition - Serena leads their WTA-level head-to-head, 13-10.
  • But this time Venus Williams was too strong, edging younger sister Serena Williams in two hard-fought sets, 64 75.
  • The Williams sisters have now played each other on six of seven continents - the last one might be a tricky one...
  • Huge fan favorites all around the world, the Williams sisters signed autographs for their many, many fans in Lagos.
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