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Williams Sisters Buy Stake in Miami Dolphins

Williams Sisters Buy Stake in Miami Dolphins

Originally posted 08/25/2009 04:45PM

Serena and Venus Williams are ready for some football! The tennis stars are joining Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Gloria and Emilio Estefan in becoming limited ownership partners in the National Football League's Miami Dolphins, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The announcement that the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., residents would become the first female African-Americans to hold an ownership stake in a NFL franchise and two of the few African-Americans league-wide to hold this unique distinction was made by Stephen Ross, owner and managing partner of the Dolphins.

"I am so excited to be part of such a renowned organization," says Serena. "Having spent so much of my childhood in the area, being involved with a staple of Miami culture is a huge honor. We look forward to many championships and much success together with the Miami Dolphins."

Agrees Venus, "I am honored to be a partner in the Miami Dolphins franchise and thankful to owner Stephen Ross for allowing Serena and I to be part of Miami Dolphins history."

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Venus Williams: Serena Is Key to My Success

Venus Williams: Serena Is Key to My Success

Originally posted 07/07/2008 01:00PM

Was there a secret to Venus Williams's fifth Wimbledon singles championship?

Yes, according to the tennis star, and it just happens to be the very person she had to defeat to earn the victory – her sister Serena.

"Without her, I couldn't have achieved anything," Venus, 28, tells Shape in the August issue, out Tuesday. "She's helped me believe in myself."

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Venus Williams Wins Fifth Wimbledon Crown | Venus Williams

Venus Williams Wins Fifth Wimbledon Crown

Originally posted 07/05/2008 01:30PM

It was every Williams for themself.

Venus Williams finally got the upper hand over younger sister Serena, defeating her in two sets – 7-5, 6-4, to win her fifth Wimbledon singles crown.

Saturday’s championship battle marked the seventh time the sisters had opposed one another in a Grand Slam final, with Serena, 26, winning the last five of those matches.

After sealing the victory, Venus, 28, hugged her sister at the net and later credited her as a tough competitor. “She played so awesome so it was really a task," said the now seven-time Grand Slam champion of Serena, as reported by the BBC.

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It's Venus Vs. Serena for the Wimbledon Crown | Serena Williams, Venus Williams

It's Venus Vs. Serena for the Wimbledon Crown

Originally posted 07/04/2008 06:30PM

The Wimbledon women's final may be one day away, but two things are already clear: An American will be the 2008 Ladies' Champion. And her last name will be Williams.

Venus and Serena Williams will come face-to-face over the net Saturday (weather permitting) for the final of the most prestigious tournament in tennis.

"She's a tough opponent," Serena said. "I think she'll be the toughest person I've played. I'm excited."

Added Venus: "It's every Williams for themself."

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Venus Williams Prepares to Defend Her Wimbledon Crown | Venus Williams

Venus Williams Prepares to Defend Her Wimbledon Crown

Originally posted 06/23/2008 10:30AM

Tennis goes green for the next two weeks as Wimbledon starts on the lawn courts of London – and Venus Williams hopes she'll be able to claim her fifth women's title.

In fact, she says, last year's win gives her a slight mental edge.

"The advantage is that you won last year and it will never be taken away from you," Williams told reporters before the tournament began Monday. "It will always be yours, and you can hug the plate at night if it gets cold." (Venus's younger sister Serena has won the title twice. Together, they've also claimed the doubles title twice.)

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Jen & Vince's Romantic Dinner | Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn

Jen & Vince's Romantic Dinner

Originally posted 12/16/2005 06:00AM

Though the billboard for her movie Rumor Has It was prominently displayed outside Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks, Calif., inside the Mexican restaurant a much less noticeable Jennifer Aniston shared a quiet romantic dinner with beau Vince Vaughn.

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Celeb Spotlight: Venus & Serena Williams | Venus Williams

Celeb Spotlight: Venus & Serena Williams

Originally posted 07/21/2005 06:00AM

Ages: Venus is 25; Serena is 23Hometown: Compton, Calif.Current gig: The tennis-champ sisters are starring in the ABC Family reality show Venus & Serena: For Real, which chronicles their lives on and off the court

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WEEK AHEAD: Serena & Venus Get Real | Serena Williams, Venus Williams

WEEK AHEAD: Serena & Venus Get Real

Originally posted 07/15/2005 03:00PM

Tennis champs and sisters Venus and Serena Williams enter the reality-show fray with their ABC Family Channel series Venus & Serena: For Real on Wednesday. PEOPLE takes a look at the show, plus other events to watch for in the coming week:

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Serena & Venus: TV Stars | Serena Williams, Venus Williams

Serena & Venus: TV Stars

Originally posted 05/02/2005 06:00AM

Tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams are joining Nick & Jessica and Britney & Kevin in the reality TV business. The sisters are filming their lives for an upcoming ABC Family network show to air in July. "Nothing's really been off limits," Serena told us at the 10th Anniversary gala of the D.C. Recreation Wish List Committee, "(except) the bathroom, of course." We'll see the practical joker side of Serena, "who constantly turned on my (car) seat warmer in Florida," says Venus. And possibly Venus's angry side: "I said something about someone. I was really mad at the person, and I made a threat. I wish I hadn't said that, but maybe it will be cut on the editing room floor." Hope not.

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Venus, Serena Williams Get Reality Show | Serena Williams, Venus Williams

Venus, Serena Williams Get Reality Show

Originally posted 03/28/2005 08:00AM

SIGNED: Tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams have closed a deal to film a six-episode ABC Family reality series based on their lives on and off the court. The as-yet-untitled project, set for a July debut, will focus mostly on the sisters' interests outside professional tennis, including family interaction, "fun" and finding their "place in the world," says a network statement.

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