Serena and Venus Williams to play doubles together at US Open

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Williams sisters, Serena and Venus have accepted a wild card to play doubles together at the US Open this year. Serena Williams, 40, who plans to retire after the Grand Slam is also playing in singles. The sisters have won 14 major doubles titles together.

Serena Williams announced her plans to move away from tennis last month and since then contested in Montreal and Cincinnati WTA 1000 events. Now ranked 608th in the world, Serena will start her US Open campaign against Danka Kovinic in the first round. It will be a night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday.

Venus Williams on the other hand is ranked 1,445th in the world and received a wildcard to play in singles. She will face Belgium’s Alison van Uytvanck in the first round. Venus is 7 time Grand Slam champion.

Serena and Venus Williams to play doubles together at US Open
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The sisters first won a Grand Slam together in 1999 during Roland Garros and their 14th came in 2016 during Wimbledon. Apart from winning 14 majors together, the sisters have also won 3 Olympic Gold medals.

The duo won 2 major doubles together at US Open, in 1999 and 2009. If it is indeed the last of what the world will see of the Williams, it is certainly fitting. The duo last played doubles together back in 2018 Roland Garros.

One of the wildest stats in tennis includes the Williams sisters. They have played 14 Grand Slam doubles finals, and have won each of them.

The sisters are also the most recent pair to hold each of the 4 Grand Slam doubles at the same time. They achieved the feat by winning the 2009 Wimbledon, 2009 US Open, 2010 Australian Open, and 2010 French Open.

US Open doubles schedule

The doubles competition begins on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The doubles final will be played on Sunday, Sept. 11. The defending doubles champions are Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai. They defeated Coco Gauff and Caty McNally to win the major last year.

All eyes will on Serena Williams as she is set to move away from tennis after US Open. Fans will hope to see some memorable moments between the sisters before Serena’s retirement.

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Sanjeet is an economics undergraduate and writes about Sports, Politics, and Science opinions on his blog and website. Here at Asiana Times, he writes about the latest happenings in the world of sports.

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