In rising to No.1 in the doubles rankings, Serena Williams joins an elite group of just six players who have been ranked at the top in both singles and doubles at the same time, alongside Martina Navratilova, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport and Kim Clijsters.

Serena and Venus are also one of only five teams to complete a career doubles Grand Slam (2001/2003/2009 Australian Open, 1999 Roland Garros, 2000/2002/2008 Wimbledon, 1999 US Open) along with Margaret Court/Judy Tegart Dalton, Kathy Jordan/Anne Smith, Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver and Gigi Fernandez/Natasha Zvereva.

Additionally, they represent the only women’s doubles team to complete a career ‘Golden Slam’, adding two Olympic doubles gold medals (2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing) to their career Grand Slam. The sisters have claimed four of the last five Grand Slam doubles titles (with Roland Garros 2010 still in their sights), in addition to Stanford in 2009 and the 2010 Madrid Open. Their only losses in this period came in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros and the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Championships, both in 2009.

Leave a Reply.