Venus and Serena Williams: 11 Reasons Women's Tennis Needs Them at Wimbledon

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Venus and Serena Williams: 11 Reasons Women's Tennis Needs Them at Wimbledon
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Certain events are just suited to certain stars.

Like Rafael Nadal in the French Open, Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France and LeBron James in disappointing playoff losses, Venus and Serena Williams belong in Wimbledon. Even after all these years, they are still the biggest names in women's tennis, and Wimbledon, of course, is the most prestigious of majors.

Both Williams sisters have suffered hardships recently, having endured nagging injuries and subsequent drops in world rankings. They both missed the French Open, making it the first Grand Slam since 2003 in which neither one competed. Finally, though, Venus and Serena appear poised to return, and not a moment too soon.

Women's tennis has dearly missed these two. Here are 11 reasons why the sport needs them at Wimbledon.

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