Venus and Serena Williams to Join U.S. Olympic Team

Venus and Serena Williams to Join U.S. Olympic Team

The sisters will play single games and as a double team.

Published June 27, 2012

The U.S. Tennis Association has announced that Venus and Serena Williams will be among six players who will compete for the U.S. women's tennis team in the London Olympics in July. The sisters will play both the Olympic singles tournament and as a team for the competition the will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon.

Serena is a 13-times grand slam singles champion while her sister is a seven-time grand slam champion. Together, they've been undefeated in Olympic doubles competitions landing gold medals in 2000 and 2008. Christina McHale, Varvara Lepchenko, and the world's number one-ranked doubles team Leizel Huber and Lisa Raymond have also been nominated for the Olympic team.

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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