Venus and Serena Williams to own part of the Miami Dolphins

58037911Venus and Serena Williams have found a new sport: pro football.  The tennis-playing sisters will become the latest celebrities to own a stake in the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the deal said Wednesday. The person didn’t want to be identified because the team plans an announcement Tuesday.

Another person close to the negotiations said an agreement was near but not yet final. That person also didn’t want to be identified because the announcement has not been made.

“There have been preliminary talks, and hopefully it’ll work out,” Serena Williams said Wednesday night after a 6-3, 6-2 win over Yaroslava Shvedova in Toronto. “That would be a great opportunity for both of us. You never know. We’ll see what happens.”


Pictured: Serena Williams and Venus Williams pose with their trophies after winning the doubloes final over Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei and Monica Niculescu of Romania at the Bank of the West Classic August 2, 2009 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)