Venus and Serena Williams are recognized worldwide as two of the greatest female tennis players of all time. They are recognized for their unorthodox power game combining strength, endurance, and forceful ground strokes along with powerful serves. Venus has recorded a serve of 128 miles per hour. Venus and Serena are towering figures on the court-Venus stands over six-feet tall. The sisters have won multiple Grand Slam titles between them, and both have been ranked the number one female player in the world. Venus was born June 17, 1980, in Lynwood, California, to Richard and Oracene Williams; Serena was born a year later, on September 26, 1981. Richard, a security business owner, and Oracene, a nurse, homeschooled their children as devout Jehovah's Witnesses.

Richard, a self-taught ...

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