Williams Sisters Bring Back Olympic Gold to BallenIsles

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Venus and Serena live in a custom estate in the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., development, which is Waterfront Properties and Club Communities’ real-estate partner.

The Williams sisters took home a gold medal in their doubles match.

The Williams sisters dominated Centre Court at Wimbledon after intense training at BallenIsles’ superb practice facilities.

One day after Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova for the women’s singles gold medal, the younger sister teamed up with her older sister, Venus Williams, to take home the women’s doubles gold medal in the London Olympic Games. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities is proud of the tennis stars and sends out congratulations to the winning Olympians.

The pair from Palm Beach Gardens overcame a team from the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-4, and secured their third gold in women’s doubles tennis. They scored previous doubles wins in 2008 in Beijing and in 2000 in Sydney.

The Williams sisters dominated Centre Court at Wimbledon after intense training at BallenIsles’ superb practice facilities. Two of the 22 courts making up the massive Sports Complex were built especially for them. The facilities are a short distance from their custom mansion in the Grand Key Estates neighborhood – one of 33 that grace the 1,300-acre community with homes for sale in BallenIsles.

The training paid off big in 2012. Serena Williams, 30, became the second female tennis player to earn two gold medals in the Olympic Games. The other is her 32-year-old sister. In addition, she is one of two women to complete tennis’ Grand Slam – a gold medal and four majors’ titles. The other is Steffi Graf.

The sisters beat Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka to earn the gold medal. Venus Williams sealed the deal with a beautiful backhand volley. Throughout the five matches, they never lost a set.

The outstanding tennis program at BallenIsles, led by pro Trish Faulkner, is one of many amenities within the country-club community. BallenIsles also boasts three championship golf courses, a grand clubhouse, and a variety of active clubs and volunteer groups.

Waterfront Properties, a Jupiter-based real-estate firm, is BallenIsles preferred Realtor and offers onsite service. For information, call 561-626-7272.

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