Serena and Venus Williams at centre of shock announcement at US Open



Serena and Venus Williams have sent tennis fans into a frenzy after announcing they will play doubles together at the US Open.

The superstar sisters, who have won two of their 14 women’s doubles grand slam titles at Flushing Meadows, were given a wild-card by the US Tennis Association on Saturday



It will mark the first time the Williams sisters have played doubles together since the French Open in 2018.

Serena announced earlier this month that she plans to step away from professional tennis – presumably after the US Open – meaning her doubles bow with Venus could shape as her farewell to the sport.



Serena turns 41 next month, while Venus turned 42 in June.

The sisters won women’s doubles championships at the US Open in 1999 – the year Serena won her first major singles trophy at age 17 in New York – and 2009.




They also have six grand slam doubles titles at Wimbledon, four at the Australian Open and two at the French Open.

The most recent came at Wimbledon in 2016, and they remain unbeaten in women’s grand slam doubles finals at 14-0.



They’ve also won three doubles gold medals together at the Olympics and a combined 30 grand slam singles titles – 23 for Serena and seven for Venus.



The Williams sisters haven’t competed anywhere in doubles as a pairing since losing in the third round of the French Open in 2018.

Since then, each Williams sister has entered two doubles events with other partners.


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