Friday, December 7, 2012
The Williams Sisters Have Arrived
The Williams sisters are two of my favorite people. Not only are they incredible tennis players, with about 20 grand slam wins between them, they are successful business women, off the court.
Venus is owner of V*Starr Interiors, a residential and commercial interior design company. She also has a clothing line called "EleVen" and a collection of women's clothes at Wilson's Leather. You can see her overall bio here, and her tennis bio here.
Serena designs fashions and jewelry, has written books, pursues an acting career and is part owner of the Miama Dolphins. You can see her overall bio here, and her tennis bio here.
The Williams sisters, were sold separately. I bought them new, from a collector, for $10 each. They were produced in 2001 by a company called Play Along. They can be usually be found on ebay.
This is Venus. I think it is a really good likeness of her.
This is Serena. It didn't look like her to me until I looked at some of her pictures when she was younger.
Let's take a look at their accessories. First up are their water bottles with their names in black writing on one side and...
...blue writing on the other side. I'm impressed they did both sides.
Next up is a can of tennis balls.
They each got a sun visor.
Of course, their tennis racquets.
And these really nice tennis bags.
Venus also came with her Wimbledon platter. If you follow these sisters, you know that since 2001 Serena has won Wimbledon five times since 2002. To date, Serena Williams has won more than $34 million in career prize money, the most of any female athlete in any sport in history.
I wanted to show their sneakers because I love fashion doll sneakers. They each came with a watch, a gold bracelet, and a gold necklace. I will more than likely add earrings to both of them.
The story of the Williams sisters is pretty incredible. Learning to play tennis at ages 4 and 3, from their father, who had never played tennis. He learned by reading books and then set out to teach his daughters. They learned to play in the inner city of Compton, CA. This just goes to show you what is possible when you put your mind to something and follow through. I am always inspired by them and glad they have come to visit Morristown.
Enjoy this mini bio of Serena Williams.