Venus & Serena Williams // DIRECTV ESPN US Open Experience

The Williams sisters obviously love tennis, but apparently they love them some football too! Venus and Serena Williams have purchased a stake in the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. The duo joins the likes of Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Glori and Emilio Estefan in becoming limited ownership partners in the Miami team, making them the first female African-American to hold an ownership stake in an NFL franchise. The Dolphins’ owner and managing partner, Stephen Ross, made the announcement Tuesday (Aug 25).

“I am so excited to be part of such a renowned organization,” says Serena. “Having spent so much of my childhood in the area, being involved with a staple of Miami culture is a huge honor. We look forward to many championships and much success together with the Miami Dolphins.”

Agrees Venus, “I am honored to be a partner in the Miami Dolphins franchise and thankful to owner Stephen Ross for allowing Serena and I to be part of Miami Dolphins history.”


Enjoy these pictures of the tennis phenoms on the red carpet at the DIRECTV ESPN US Open Experience in Bryant Park Wednesday (Aug 26) in New York City.

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