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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?)
 

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Thanks Brian for the stats :bounce:
 

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ty, Brian Stewart (I like abbreviating names, but I can't really do it to yours)
 

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