Earlier her sister Serena Williams announced her return this year to the tournament formerly known as “Indian Wells”; as for elder sister Venus, Tennis X.com reports that while in Dubai she stated that she won’t be participating in the 2015 event.
“I made my schedule up,” Venus said last week in Dubai. “I think I’m entered in Miami, and that’s pretty much what it is.“I haven’t really given a lot of thought to (playing Indian Wells). I have just been focusing on this year.”
In regards to her younger sister’s decision, when queried about how much they discussed the tennis tournament which saw the Williams’ family viciously taunted by fans in 2001, including racist taunts, Venus reportedly said :
“She just said, I might be playing there. I said, Oh, okay. That’s pretty much the conversation,” Venus said. ” I just respect every decision she makes, pretty much. It’s nothing complicated about it.
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Serena Williams has been winning Grand Slam titles for 15 years now – three years more than any other winning span in the Open Era. Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, well here are several…’-)
Serena has 33 total Grand Slam titles, 18 of those in singles now – starting with the 1999 US Open.
2002 French Open: Serena beat Venus in the final, the first time a little sis beat a big sis at a major.
2002 Wimbledon: Serena beat Venus in the final again, which pushed her to No.1 for the first time too.
2002 US Open: Turning heads with her Catwoman-like outfit, Serena won a third straight Grand Slam title.
2003 Australian Open: Serena saved match points in the semis and beat Venus to finish the Serena Slam.
2003 Wimbledon: Serena beat Venus for the title and stood with first-time major winner Roger Federer.
2005 Australian Open: Serena saved match points in the semis and beat Lindsay Davenport for the title.
2007 Australian Open: Defying her No.81 ranking, Serena stormed to her eighth Grand Slam singles title.
2008 US Open: Serena won the title then returned to No.1 for the first time since the 2003 season.
2009 Australian Open: Serena beat Dinara Safina to capture her milestone 10th Grand Slam singles title.
2009 Wimbledon: Serena saved match point in the semifinals and then beat Venus to capture the title.
2010 Australian Open: Serena became the first player in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles.
2010 Wimbledon: Serena won the title but then missed almost a full year due to injury and illness.
2012 Wimbledon: She was there for Federer’s first major, and she was there for his 17th and most recent.
2012 US Open: Serena made more magic in New York, coming back to beat Victoria Azarenka for the title.
2013 French Open: For the first time in 11 years, Serena conquered her second hometown of Paris.
2013 US Open: Serena beat Azarenka in an absolute grinder for her 17th Grand Slam singles title.
2014 US Open: Serena ties Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 Grand Slam titles.
In a poll of international tennis experts conducted by the Danish newspaper Ekstra Baldet on the one-year anniversary of Caroline Wozniacki’s reign as No. 1, the 20-year-old Dane finished second behind Serena Williams in a list of the world’s top five players, despite their current rankings. Serena finished with 54 points, Wozniacki second with 38, Maria Sharapova third with 29, Kim Clijsters fourth with 28 and Victoria Azarenka fifth with 7.
Serena is ranked no. 14 on the WTA Tour while Wozniacki is ranked no. 1 in the world. Sharapova is no. 2, Azarenka is no. 3 and Clijsters is ranked no. 9.