Williams Vs. Williams: Wimbledon Part III

Who should you place your bets on when Serena and Venus Williams go head to head at the Wimbledon final on Saturday? Let’s take a look at the necessary (and unnecessary) stats of these dueling sisters:

Serena has beat her older sister in the 2002 and 2003 Wimbledon finals, yet Venus has won the title four other times and will be defending it this weekend.

Non-Wimbledon wise, Serena has won eight Grand Slam titles, while Venus has won a whopping fourteen.

Now, let’s get off the court…

They both have their own clothing lines: Venus (who holds an associate degree in fashion) partnered with clothing chain Steve and Barry’s to design EleVen, while Serena (who holds a lucrative contract with Nike) designs and models for her line Aneres

Venus also has the company, V Starr Interiors, which designed the set of the Tavis Smiley Show, and Serena has appeared in the TV shows My Wife and Kids, ER, Law and Order: SVU, and a music video for rapper Common—with whom she has been romantically linked.

Serena’s celebrity life may give her an advantage over her sister, but it is Venus who has played an active role in the campaign for women and men to receive equal prize money at the French Open and Wimbledon.

Whichever Williams you place your money on, neither of them will go home empty-handed as the winner will collect almost $1.5 million and the runner-up will receive $750,000.

Blake, Williams Sisters Heading to China

James Blake and Venus and Serena Williams are among the nine players named to the U.S. Olympic tennis team. In August, they will be heading to China to represent America at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games.

The Olympic tennis tournament will be staged from August 10-17 at Beijing’s Olympic Green Tennis Center, with Blake and Venus playing singles and doubles, and Serena playing doubles.

At the 2000 Games, the Williams sisters became the first siblings to combine for an Olympic gold medal in doubles. Venus also won the gold in singles.