Fed Cup Final Sounds Good To Williams Sisters
Serena and Venus Williams want to play in the Fed Cup Final this November. 27 year old Serena and 28 year old Venus missed the first round and semi-finals both of which were won over Argentina and the Czech Republic. The Fed Cup final is against Italy and both girls have expressed interest in representing the United States.
Serena Williams has been ranked number one in the world four different times by the Women's Tennis Association and is currently ranked world number two, as of April 20th of this year. Williams has won twenty grand slam titles and has won more career prize money than any other female athlete. She is the current US Open and Australian Open singles Champion, and is the most recent player to simultaneously hold all four Grand Slam Titles. The younger Williams turned pro in 1995 at the age of 14 and has won almost 24 million dollars in career prize money so far.
Venus Williams, born in June of 1980, turned pro at the age of 14 and currently ranked number five in the world. Like her sister, she holds the Australian Open title in the doubles division, and she is also the reigning champion at Wimbledon and has won that tournament both of the past two years. Venus Williams has won more Olympic Gold Medals than any other player in history, including both male and female players, and holds seventeen Grand Slam titles.
At a news conference the opening day of the Rome tournament Venus Williams told reporters, “Serena and I would both love to play. We talked about it and we both just have to stay healthy. I really hope we can both play. It'll be great for the U.S.”
Tags: Venus Williams, Fed Cup Final, Argentina, Czech Republic, Fed Cup
Posted: 4th May 2009
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