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PHOTOS: Venus, Serena Williams try their hand at cricket

Last updated on: January 10, 2014 14:20 IST

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World No 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus tried their hand at cricket with the Melbourne Renegades players on a hotel roof top on Thursday.


Image: Serena Williams of the USA is coached in cricket batting by Aaron Finch of the Melbourne Renegades
Photographs: Graham Denholm/Getty Images

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Serena Williams played cricket left-handed and showed off the athletic prowess while Venus tried her hand at wicket keeping.


Image: Serena Williams (left) celebrates a shot with sister Venus Williams
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Joined by her older sister Venus, 33, the siblings had a ball alongside members of the Melbourne Renegades cricket team, Muthiah Muralidaran and Aaron Finch.

Sharing a couple of rooftop photos of the two, Serena tweeted, "Sista's we're two of a kind...." and "So sista I'm keeping my eye on you..."


Image: Melbourne Renegades player Muttiah Muralitharan (left) and Serena Williams of the USA
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Sri Lanka spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan met the tennis stars during the media event for the upcoming Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Muralitharan is currently in Australia playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League.


Image: Melbourne Renegades players Muthiah Muralidaran (left) and Aaron Finch (right) pose with Venus Williams and Serena Williams
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Serena Williams is gunning to match former World No 1 Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova by winning an 18th Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open.


Image: Venus Williams (right) and sister Serena Williams of the USA try batting
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The American ace cemented her dominance of the sport with 11 titles last year, including the US and French Opens, and picked up where she left off by winning the Brisbane International on Saturday.

Williams, who will be entering the season-opening Grand Slam as red-hot favourite, however, said that she feels she still has room for improvement if she wants to win the Open.


Image: Veneus Williams of the USA
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The tennis stars were not dressed in typical sportswear attire.

They opted to show off their casual chic style, with Serena flaunting her curves in a denim overall playsuit and teamed it with black sneakers.

Meanwhile, Venus kept looked in a printed sundress and a pair of flats.


Image: Venus Williams left) and Serena Williams
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