Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? by James Buckley Jr.The dynamic story of the Williams sisters, both top-ranked professional tennis players.
Venus and Serena Williams are two of the most successful professional American tennis players of all time. Coached at an early age by their parents, the sisters have both gone on to become Grand Slam title winners. They have both achieved the World Number One ranking in both singles and doubles! Although completely professional and fiercely competitive, the sisters remain close. Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? follows the pair from their early days of training up through the ranks and to the Summer Olympic Games, where they have each won four gold medals--more than any other tennis players.
This title in the New York Times best-selling series has eighty illustrations that help bring the exciting story of tennis champs Venus and Serena Williams to life.
Like her sister Serena, Venus was introduced to tennis on the public courts in Los Angeles by her father, who early on recognized her talent and oversaw her development. She turned professional in and soon attracted attention for her powerful serves and ground strokes. In she became the first unseeded U. In Williams won both Wimbledon and the U. Open, and she successfully defended her titles in
Serena Williams has a busy two weeks ahead of her, as she takes part in Wimbledon, and close friend Meghan Markle christens her first child. The tennis ace is in the throes of the Wimbledon early stages, and just defeated Italian player Giulia Gatto-Monticone in her debut. She is next scheduled to face year-old Slovenian player Kaja Juvan this Friday. Serena is one of two tennis legends in her family, and the younger sister of Venus Williams, who is Both sisters began their careers at an early age, and both reached their first number one ranking in when they were 22 and 20 respectively.
The Williams sisters are two professional American tennis players: Venus Williams b. There is a noted professional rivalry between them—between the US Open and the Australian Open tournaments, they met in nine Grand Slam singles finals. They became the first two players, female or male, to play in four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals from the French Open to the Australian Open; Serena famously won all four to complete the first of two "Serena Slams". Between and , a year span, they collectively won 12 Wimbledon singles titles Venus won five, and Serena won seven. By winning the Australian Open women's doubles title, they became the fifth pair to complete the Career Doubles Grand Slam and the only pair to complete the Career Doubles Golden Slam. At the time, Venus and Serena were only 20 and 19 years old, respectively.
Venus and Serena Williams are two of the most recognizable and famous siblings in tennis. Two questions that always come up are: Who is older and who has the higher net worth? The Williams sisters are not far apart in age but Venus is older as she was born the year before Serena. In , Venus turned pro and in her first match, she beat No. In , Venus became the first unseeded U.