WATCH: Venus Williams Begins Practice for Wimbledon Championships 2021 in the Presence of Sister Serena Williams

Published 06/24/2021, 2:27 PM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Two of the greatest players to have ever graced the tennis court, legendary siblings Venus and Serena Williams have won every major tournament in their record-breaking careers spanning more than two decades.

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It was Venus who began to dominate the WTA tour as she won two grand slam titles and also clinched the singles gold medal at Sydney Olympics. The elder sister won seven singles Grand Slam titles, with five of them coming at Wimbledon.

Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Watch this story: Serena Williams and Venus Williams Best Moments at the Wimbledon Championships

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Legendary sister duo Serena and Venus dominated women’s tennis for more than a decade

On the other hand, Serena Williams began her rise to the top in 2002, where she won both the Wimbledon and US Open titles(defeating Venus) and ended the year with an incredible 56-5 win-loss record.

Both the sisters share amazing memories at SW19. The duo won the Wimbledon doubles trophy six times(2000, 2002, 2008,2009,2012,2016) and defeated many top players during their run.

Even though the careers of Serena and Venus took different turns, their passion for the sport has remained the same over the years. While Serena Williams is in pursuit of the elusive 24th grand slam title, the elder sister continues to play tennis out of sheer love for the game.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in the ladies’ quarter-final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

At this year’s Wimbledon, the legendary American duo will face different challenges from a whole new bunch of talented youngsters. However, experience triumphs talent sometimes and this might happen at SW19 this year, especially with Serena Williams.

The 23-time Major champion had a difficult season on the red dirt as she was defeated by Elena Rybakina in the fourth round of the French Open. Serena decided to not participate in any of the grass court events ahead of Wimbledon.

Serena Williams and sister Venus began their practice at Wimbledon

Coming to Venus Williams, she wasn’t able to perform to her expectations in the last couple of years. The fast-paced game of Venus suits grass as she tries to make a strong statement one last time before hanging up the boots.

The duo reached SW19 and began to practice.

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In the clip above, Venus Williams was serving as her sister watches on along with coach Patrick Mouratoglou. At Wimbledon this year, Serena Williams was seeded seventh whereas Venus was handed a wild card by the tournament organizers.

The main draw of Wimbledon will be unveiled on the 25th of June at 10.00 am local time.

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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