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Posted on: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tennis: Venus Williams to move up, making sisters 1-2


Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Serena and Venus Williams are going to be back at the top of the rankings together for the first time in seven years.

The WTA Tour says that Venus Williams is assured of moving up to No. 2 on Monday, one spot behind younger sister Serena. It will mark the 46th week overall the siblings have been Nos. 1-2 but they haven't occupied those spots since May 2003.

The rankings set up the sisters to be seeded 1-2 for the next Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, which begins May 23. That would mean they only could meet in the final at Roland Garros.

The sisters first were at Nos. 1-2 in the rankings in June 2002, when Venus held the top spot, followed by Serena.