Williams sisters to play in SA

2012-09-12 09:42

American siblings Venus and Serena Williams will play an exhibition tennis match in Johannesburg in November, it was announced.

Venus, a five-time Wimbledon champion, said she looked forward to facing her sister for the first time on African soil.

“We’re extremely excited to be coming to South Africa,” Venus said in a statement today.

“After Serena’s gold medal at the Olympics, her win at Wimbledon and now the US Open too, I look forward to taking my younger sister on in this exhibition tennis match.”

Apart from the contest on the court, the sisters will launch the Breaking the Mould (BTM) women’s campaign during their visit.

Serena, who has won 15 Grand Slam singles titles, said they hoped to make a difference as part of the BTM initiative.

“We’re proud and humbled to have been chosen for the inauguration of this women’s empowerment platform,” Serena said.

“We hope we can help inspire South Africa’s young women to break the mould too.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.