WILLIAMS SISTERS LOOK TO REPEAT HISTORY... 15 YEARS LATER
Venus Williams and Serena Williams are looking to repeat a historical feat they managed to accomplish 15 years ago... win a singles title in the same week. This week Venus will play Ana Ivanovic in the Auckland final, while Serena Williams looks to defend her title at Brisbane against Victoria Azarenka.
In February 1999, an 18-year-old Venus won her fourth career singles title by defeating Amanda Coetzer in the final at Oklahoma City; Venus successfully defended her title from 1998 at the same event. In the same week, a 17-year-old Serena won her first career singles title at Paris [Indoors] (d. Amelie Mauresmo in Final).