Venus and Serena Williams to play in South Africa
USAfrica: The world’s most famous superstar lawn tennis players Venus and Serena Williams have expressed joy at the scheduled opportunity for them to play at an exhibition
tennis match in Johannesburg in November 2012, USAfricaonline.com has learned.
“We’re extremely excited to be coming to South Africa”, Venus affirmed in a statement about the events which will take them to the great Mandela’s country.
The November schedule will also see a first: Venus and Serena will play against each other for the first time in Africa.
She added that “After Serena’s gold medal at the (2012) 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.”
A second aspect of the visit will be the launch of the “Breaking the Mould” women’s campaign by the WIlliams’ sisters. Serena said they are very optimistic about the trip, noting “We hope we can help inspire South Africa’s young women to break the mould too.”
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