The Williams Sisters

Venus and Serena Williams are two sisters who dominate the sport of tennis. These women will be remembered as some of the most talented players in the history of the sport. Venus was born in 1980 in Lynwood, California. Venus her younger sister was born in 1981 in Sagniaw, Michigan. Venus and Serena started playing tennis at an early age. Serena stated learning tennis at the age of three. When Venus was ten, the family relocated to West Palm Beach Florida to attend the Rick Macci Tennis Academy. These young girls demonstrated talent and their father wanted to nurture it. That early encouragement is pivotal to athletes.

Serena Williams of the U.S. confers with her sister, Venus Williams (L), in the women's doubles tennis gold medal match against Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka at the London Olympic Games, August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS)
The Williams sisters

There is a question among tennis fans who would be the better player. Both have extraordinary skills and it would certainly be some form of draw. However, it looks as if the young Serena could be the better player. Since 1998, they have played a total of twenty-seven professional matches against one another. Serena seems to beat her sister on most occasions, with great struggle. Just because they are sisters does not mean they will go easy on each other on the court. Both have a powerful enthusiasm and competitive nature, which drove them to the top of their sport. Serena became a professional tennis player in 1995. She was only fourteen years of age. Serena by the late 1990s  was gradually rising to prominence . She won her first singles title at the Open Gaz de France. Like her sister she was finding much success  in the sport. Her best wins include the 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and ,2015  Australian Open (singles). Her wins for Wimbledon  (singles )were in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2015.

(FILES) US Serena Williams returns a ball to Russia's Vera Zvonareva in the women's grand final of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Tennis Club, in southwest London, on July 3, 2010. Williams, a former world number one and 13-time Grand Slam singles champion, has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from her lungs, a representative for the tennis star said March 2, 2011. Nicole Chabot told People magazine that the 29-year-old American underwent an emergency operation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday and continues to be monitored by doctors.

Serena Williams 

Her highest ranking was number one in both 2002 and holds this ranking currently. Her statistics for doubles also shows great success. Serena also competed in the 2000, 2008, and 2012 Olympics. Although she makes more money competing in Tennis contests, and the Olympics do not provide prize money, she does it to test her skills. She has the opportunity to compete with the best tennis players from around the globe.


Venus Williams 

Venus Williams has won four gold medals from the Olympics. She turned professional around the same time as her sister. Together they became a dominant force in tennis from the 2000s onward. He best wins were the Wimbledon (singles)  in 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, and 2008. The Australian Open was another victory in 2003 and she previously found success in the French Open in 2002. She also was in excellent form in the US Open in 2000 and 2001. There are multitudes of matches both the sisters have won. The secret to their success is technique, diligence, and talent. Both do have different playing styles. Her serves are fast, for which she holds a record in. She uses her quick agile moves to attack opponents relentlessly. Serena utilizes powerful backhand swings and groundstrokes.


Their playing styles could be explained by their body types.

When looking at the sisters, you can see they have different body types. Serena has more of the mesomorphic body, which is suited more for power. Venus has more of an ectomorphic body designed for speed. Together it makes for a fascinating tennis match. The two sisters playing doubles are quite formidable. However, Serena more muscular body gives her an extra advantage in matches, which could possibly explain why she can beat her sister. Venus ‘ speed could wear down her sister, but this advantage takes time. The media attempt to say these women are in a state of extreme rivalry, but they are very close. They are just like any other sisters they may fight sometimes, have sibling rivalry, but through it all they love and support one another. Both sisters have been playing since the 1990s and they will be playing for a longtime. The Williams sisters are true treasures of women’s sports.

The Williams Sisters

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