Venus and Serena Williams are reportedly closing on a deal that will make them part owners of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.
“There have been talks,” Serena acknowledged last week. “And hopefully it will work out. I mean, that would be a great opportunity for both of us. We’ll see what happens. You never know. We’ll see.”
Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross told Miami Herald staffers that three additional limited partners would be announced next Tuesday.
The Williams brand is on the rise. Both sisters recently made Forbes Magazine’s Celebrity 100, a ranking of yearly earnings and media in-your-faceness. Each have their her own line of fashion apparel/accessories and have done reality-type TV shows, with Serena repeatedly announcing her intention to become a successful actress.
“There’s always so many opportunities out there, and Venus and I are always trying to expand our brand and do the best that we can do,” Serena told reporters last week at a WTA event. “If opportunity presents itself, we would love to see where it can take us. Hopefully we’ll be able to expand and continue to expand our brand.”
The solidly-built Serena could possibly add to the Dolphin’s brand on the field if she wanted to. The lanky and speedy Venus would make a great receiver. There’s a post-tennis career right there.
Neither sister currently holds the No. 1 ranking, and both have struggled on hardcourt during the US Open Series of events this summer. Maybe branding is the new, or substitute for, winning titles. Anyhoo, Serena is always in close Twitter competition with pal Andy Roddick, so maybe Andy will buy the Tampa Bay Bucs just to get under Serena’s skin.
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