Case 5

Venus Williams

One of the Extraordinary Tennis Sisters

venus Williams (1980 -



Venus and her sister, Serena, hold many tennis record wins and play against each other often  She has played against her sister in 27 professional matches since 1998, and won 11. They have played against each other in eight Grand Slam singles finals, with Serena winning six times.  They form a winning doubles team.


Battling some injuries and a serious illness, Venus continues to play and is ranked among the top 20 players and is certainly one of the most popular.  Her active participation and leadership was a key factor in getting equal pay for men and women at Wimbledon and the French Open in 2007.