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Brian Stewart
Feb 17th, 2002, 05:27 PM
Part 6 of 7. Some may think it unfair to not give each sister her own thread, but I was looking to wrap it up in one week. (Little did I know the board would be down for software maintenance, and it would take me 8 days anyway. :))

Serena Jamica Williams
Born: September 26, 1981, Saginaw, MI, USA
Height: 5'10" (1.78m)
Weight: 145 lbs (65 kg)
Highest Singles Ranking: 4
Career W/L: 156-40
Career Titles: Singles- 11; Doubles- 8; Grand Slam- 7 (1 singles, 4 doubles, 2 mixed).

Other: US Fed Cup Team- 1999; US Olympic Team- 2000.
Fed Cup W/L: Singles- 1/0, Doubles- 2/0

Titles:
Singles: 2001- Indian Wells, Toronto, Munich; 2000- Hannover, Los Angeles, Tokyo (Princess); 1999- US Open, Paris Indoors, Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Grand Slam Cup.
Doubles: 2001- Australian Open; 2000- Wimbledon, Olympics; 1999- Roland Garros, US Open, Hannover; 1998- Oklahoma City, Zurich.
Mixed: 1998- Wimbledon, US Open.

Year End Rankings
1997-99 1998-20 1999-4 2000-6 2001-6

Grand Slam Results

Year Aus RG Wim US
1998 2r 4r 3r 3r
1999 3r 3r - W
2000 4r - SF QF
2001 QF QF QF F
2002 -

Notes:
Won Gold Medal in Doubles at 2000 Olympics
US Olympic Committee's Female Athlete of the Month for September 1999
1999 Tennis Magazine Player of the Year
1999 WTA Tour Most Improved Player
1998 WTA Tour Most Impressive Newcomer
1998 Tennis Magazine/Rolex Rookie of the Year
2000 Achievement Award at the Teen Awards
Named one of People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People in 1999

Venus Ebone Starr Williams
Born: June 17, 1980, Lynwood, CA, USA
Height: 6'1" (1.85m)
Weight: 160 lbs (72 kg)
Highest Singles Ranking: 2
Career W/L: 258-59
Career Titles: Singles- 24; Doubles- 8; Grand Slam- 10 (4 singles, 4 doubles, 2 mixed).

Other: US Fed Cup Team- 1995, 1999; US Olympic Team- 2000
Fed Cup W/L: Singles- 3/1, Doubles- 2/0

Titles:
Singles: 2002- Gold Coast, Paris Indoors, Antwerp; 2001- Miami, Hamburg, Wimbledon, San Diego, New Haven, US Open; 2000- Wimbledon, US Open, Olympics, Stanford, San Diego, New Haven; 1999- Oklahoma City, Miami, Hamburg, Rome, New Haven, Zurich; 1998- Oklahoma City, Miami, Grand Slam Cup.
Doubles: 2001- Australian Open; 2000- Wimbledon, Olympics; 1999- Roland Garros, US Open, Hannover; 1998- Oklahoma City, Zurich.
Mixed: 1998- Australian Open, Roland Garros.

Season Ending Rankings
1995-204 1996-204 1997-22 1998-5
1999-3 2000-3 2001-3

Grand Slam Results

Year Aus RG Wim US
1997 - 2r 1r F
1998 QF QF QF SF
1999 QF 4r QF SF
2000 - QF W W
2001 SF 1r W W
2002 QF


Notes:
Has won titles on all 4 surfaces
Has won all 4 Grand Slams in doubles
When she won Wimbledon in 2000, it was the first time in history that 5 different women had won in succession; her 2000 US Open titles also marked a streak of 5 different winners, longest streak since 6 different won in 1904-09
Won Olympic Gold Medal in Singles and Doubles in 2000; only 2nd woman to do so in a full medal event. Other was Helen Wills. (Helga Niessen did it in 1968 in a demonstration event)
3rd player in rankings era (since 1975) to reach top 5 after being outside of top 50 a year earlier
7th player to reach top 10 within a year after being outside the top 100
Fastest woman's serve in history at 1998 Zurich- 127.4 MPH (205 KPH)
1998 Tennis Magazine Most Improved Player
1997 WTA Tour Most Impressive Newcomer
1997 Tennis Magazine Most Improved Female Pro
US Olympic Committee Athlete of the Month for September 1997
2000 Achievement Award at the Teen Awards
one of Sport Magazine's 10 Most Exciting Athletes to Watch in 1998
received an award in 1995 from the Sports Image Foundation
Member of USA Tennis Spokesteam
By age 12, was 63-0 in Southern California USTA Sectional play

The Williams sisters have certainly brought excitement to the tour. Love them or hate them, you have to admit that things are never dull with them around. And they've helped boost the profile of the women's tour, joining other young stars in taking the WTA beyond the sports pages.

Any good stories? (Beyond what we've already read?)

victory1
Feb 17th, 2002, 05:42 PM
Thanks Brian for the stats :bounce:

Bright Red
Feb 17th, 2002, 05:52 PM
ty, Brian Stewart (I like abbreviating names, but I can't really do it to yours)

Williams Rulez
Feb 18th, 2002, 11:06 AM
:bounce: :D