Serena Williams' Best Possible Doubles Partners Not Named Venus

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Serena Williams' Best Possible Doubles Partners Not Named Venus
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Venus and Serena Williams at 2013 Australian Open

Serena and Venus Williams make up the most feared doubles team on the WTA tour. Well, at least when they are playing. 

The dynamic sibling duo, winners of 13 Grand Slam titles, have played just one doubles match this year, a loss in Dubai. 

The Williams sisters were scheduled to play in the Australian Open, but had to withdraw after Venus suffered a lower leg injury. They pulled out of the French Open last year. 

They have won three Olympic gold medals in doubles. They say they want to play in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But based on Venus' sparse and spotty playing schedule, their run appears to be over.

On May 1, Venus withdrew from the Madrid Open. With her older sister rarely available, perhaps Serena should consider partnering with other players.    

A temperamental sort, Serena would probably play better with someone she likes or admires. It would help if he or she had doubles experience and embraced an aggressive playing style. With that criteria in mind, here are the best possible doubles partners for Serena not named Venus. 

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