Williams Sisters To Conduct Jamaica Tennis Clinics
Williams sisters to conduct Jamaica tennis clinics
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Venus and Serena Williams will conduct tennis clinics for inner-city youngsters next week at two exclusive Jamaican hotels.
The clinics, which will be open to children from some of the island's poorest communities, will take place Monday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston and the Half Moon Hotel in Montego Bay two days later, Clive Fagan, director of a local group that organized the visit, said Wednesday.
Serena Williams, who won her eighth Grand Slam title last week at the Australia Open, moved up to No. 14 in the rankings. She had been No. 81 before the tournament.
Venus Williams, who has won five Grand Slam titles, had an injury-plagued season last year. She is ranked 50th.
The sisters learned to play tennis on public courts in Compton, California. When they turned professional as teenagers, they moved with their parents to Florida.