Sibset of the Week: The Williams & Federers

Federer’s twin daughters at Wimbledon, from

Wimbledon is finally over, with Federer and Williams taking home the trophies in the senior level singles tournaments. Even though we had a sports themed sibset post last week, it seems that we’re on course to have another one this week. This also happens to be the second time in a row that we haven’t covered a British family, but it’s nice to diversify.

Let’s start in the US with the Williams sisters who are both two of the greatest tennis player in the womens game at the moment; Serena’s serve is notably famed and after her win at Wimbledon this year she’s been hailed by many as one of the greatest female players that the game has ever seen, however she currently ranks at #4.

Her sister Venus was the first African-American woman to achieve the ranking of #1 in the Open Era back in February 2002. However, due to inconsistent form she currently ranks all the way down at #68, and was notably knocked out of the first round of Wimbledon this year.

The sisters are the children of Oracene and Richard Williams, and their full names are thusly:

Venus Ebony Starr

Serena Jameka

Prior to marrying Richard and having the two tennis greats, Oracene had three others daughters with her first husband:




Then we have the Federer family who hail from Switzerland. Roger Federer is currently the world #1 and his win at Wimbledon yesterday ruining the dreams of thousands of Brits as his opponent was Andy Murray, who was aiming to be the first British winner of Wimbledon in simply decades. His win was also his 7th one at Wimbledon.

In 2009, his wife gave birth to twin girls:

Myla Rose

Charlene Riva

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One thought on “Sibset of the Week: The Williams & Federers

  1. When I featured the name Venus on my blog, Abby at AP Tweeted that it seemed a little over-the-top before, but what about Venus Ebony Starr? That’s a pretty amazing combo! The Williamses have quite delicious names.

    Charlene seems very old-fashioned to me; has Switzerland just discovered it, or are the Federers into retro names?


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