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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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Lindsay Lohan, O.C. Star Team Up for Film

Lindsay Lohan, O.C. Star Team Up for Film

Originally posted 01/03/2005 09:15AM

HIRED: Samaire Armstrong, who has appeared on The O.C. and Entourage, is teaming up with Lindsay Lohan for an untitled movie comedy being developed by How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days director Donald Petrie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She will play the best friend of Lohan's character, who is described as the luckiest lady alive until she meets the unluckiest man. Armstrong recently played Anna Stern on The O.C., the blond former flame of Seth Cohen (Adam Brody).

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Denzel, Venus, Beyoncé Lead BET Honors | Denzel Washington

Denzel, Venus, Beyoncé Lead BET Honors

Originally posted 05/13/2004 08:20AM

SELECTED: Denzel Washington, Venus Williams and Beyoncé are among the nominees for the 2004 BET Awards, which honor musicians, actors and athletes. The awards are set to air on the cable network June 29 from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. Multiple nominees include Beyonce, OutKast, Usher, Alicia Keys and Ruben Studdard. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to the Isley Brothers, and Danny Glover will be honored for his humanitarian work. Actress Mo'Nique will serve as ceremony host.

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Serena, Sampras in Dream Finales at Open

Originally posted 09/09/2002 01:00AM

It was a good weekend for Americans, tennis-wise.

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