The William sisters, Serena and Venus, have shattered and battered tennis records in their career spanning close to two decades. Their towering presence on court overshadowed the career of many tennis stars, who were promising too, but couldn’t stand the William sisters’ storm. There have been times when the world watched with bated breath when the two clashed against each other in major tournaments.
Two of the biggest names in the world of tennis, Serena and Venus have built a million-dollar empire in a short span of time, and even got into different business ventures to multiply their fortune at double the pace. Here is all you need to know about the tennis legends, including their net worth, grand slam wins and business ventures.
The former World No. 1, Serena has been way ahead of her sister in winning Grand Slams. A more successful tennis star, Serena’s net worth is double than her sister Venus. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Serena’s current net worth is staggering $180million, which is almost double than Venus’s fortune. It’s not that Venus’s net worth is any less envious, as she, too, is sitting on a whopping $95million. In fact, Serena has been named the Highest Paid Female Athlete in 2018 by Forbes.
Grand Slam wins
Here again, Serena beats Venus by a huge margin, but this doesn’t make the latter’s achievements any less. While Serena has won 23 singles Grand Slams till date, Venus has clinched seven singles Grand Slam titles. Between 2001 US Open to 2017 Australian Open tournaments, the sisters clashed in nine Grand Slam singles finals.
Venus has been running her own athleisure company, Eleven, which has been thriving and growing at a rapid pace. The tennis star also owns an interior brand, V Starr Interiors.
Serena, on the other hand, opened her own clothing line by the name Serena in 2018. Her collection has bold and inspired dresses, tops, bottoms and denims.
Both the sisters have been earning in millions through endorsement deals. While Venus has been the face of Wilson, Electronic Arts, Ralph Lauren and Nike, Serena has been endorsing Gatorade, Delta Air Lines, Audemars Piguet, Aston Martin, Pepsi, Beats by Dre headphones, Mission Athletecare, Berlei bras, OPI Products, OnePiece, IBM, Mini, Intel, Tempur and Chase Bank.
Current singles ranking
Serena’s current WTA singles ranking is 16, while Venus is right now on 38.