“We feel like we’ve contributed to our country in a huge way,” Serena joyfully shared in speaking about their two doubles Olympic Gold Medals (2000 and 2008).
“We’re the defending champion and we want to defend our title and I don’t see why we wouldn’t,” Serena said of the London Games. “This (December 3 Exhibition in Milan) is a good preview to the Olympics, we both want to play. So this is a great, great time for us, so exciting.”
Tennis fans we are totally aware of the Williams Sister’s FAMILY TRADITION of playing together as a doubles team that goes for and WINS OLYMPIC GOLD. After excelling with two amazing victories at the 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing Gamesh. Serena and Venus are eager to go for their third Olympic gold together. The pair didn’t enter the doubles competition in Athens four years ago because Serena was injured at the time.
HISTORY IN OLYMPIC COMPETITION
Serena will be making her third Olympic appearance having won a gold medal in women’s doubles at the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Games with sister, Venus, becoming the first set of siblings to win Olympic gold.
This is also the third Olympic appearance for Venus Williams. She won the singles Olympic Gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. When Venus won two Gold Medals in doubles competition at the 2000 and 2008 Olympics, where she teamed with her sister. Joining Helen Wills in 1924 as the only player to sweep both titles at the same Olympiad by having won a gold medal in both women’s singles and women’s doubles at the 2000 Olympic Games.
“I don’t know anyone out there who would get tired of playing with Venus Williams,” said the Serena.
SPECIAL MOMENT FROM THE 2008 OLYMPICS
When the red carpet was rolled out on center court, the sisters climbed the medal podium together holding hands. A beaming Venus bobbed her head to the beat as “The Star-Spangled Banner” was played. That’s really what it’s all about. America’s best – no doubt – The Williams Sister Rock!