Williams sisters to play exhibition in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG - The Associated Press
Serena Williams (R) and her sister Venus Williams, of the U.S., pose with their gold medals during the presentation ceremony for the women's doubles tennis at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS photoNewly crowned U.S. Open champion Serena Williams and sister Venus will play each other in an exhibition match on a visit to South Africa in early November.
Organizers say the Americans will also attend a coaching clinic in the famous Soweto township when they travel to the country in support of a women’s charity. They will face each other on court for the first time in Africa at the Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg.
Serena, who also won Wimbledon and Olympic gold in London this season, said they were "proud and humbled" to be invited to travel to South Africa.
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus - the Olympic champion in 2000 - said "I look forward to taking my younger sister on in this exhibition tennis match in South Africa."