Venus, Serena Williams play tennis with Jamaican sprint stars

Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Yohan Blake, Warren Weir
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It’s unlikely that Venus and Serena Williams have ever played against a doubles team with four Olympic medals between them.

But that’s what happened in an impromptu exhibition at a Treasure Beach clinic in Jamaica on Saturday.

The Williams sisters, each with four Olympic gold medals (three doubles, one singles), faced off with Jamaican sprinters Yohan Blake and Warren Weir. Blake won three medals (two gold, one silver) and Weir won a 400m bronze at the 2012 Olympics.

There are no reports of the final score of their match, but it’s safe to assume how it played out. Here’s the Jamaica Observer‘s recap:

Among the spectators at yesterday’s clinic in St Elizabeth was former Prime Minister PJ Patterson and World Champion sprinter and Olympian Yohan Blake and fellow Olympian Warren Weir, who teamed up to take on the sisters after being egged on by spectators and their entourage.

Blake grew up watching tennis, but by his showing, which was nonetheless pleasing to the crowd, one could tell that his association with the game never went beyond the television set. The same could be said for 200-metre Olympic bronze medallist Weir. But it was for the fans, and it was fun.

Perhaps they’ll get together for a rematch on the track.

“I figure we can do a 100-meter dash,” Venus joked to Blake, according to the newspaper.


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