Tour Gorgeous Former Homes of Pro Tennis Stars

With the Sony Open Tennis tournament in full swing in Miami this week, we're taking a peek inside a few homes of professional tennis players like the Williams sisters.

Photo by: Kara Franker Tennis player Serena Williams helped kick off the Sony Open Tennis tournament in Miami with an appearance at the All-Star Charity Tennis Event at The Ritz-Carlton on Key Biscayne. 

Not only is Serena Williams ranked No. 1 in the world, she's in Miami this week defending her championship title at the Sony Open Tennis tournament on Key Biscayne. Both Williams sisters are avid real estate investors. Serena recently purchased a 2.4-acre property at Jack Nicklaus' Bears Club development in Palm Beach County. After she designs and builds her new house, the tennis superstar will be next-door neighbors to another legendary athlete: Michael Jordan

Serena's sister Venus is also in Miami this week. She recently unloaded her Hollywood Hills home for $1.7 million. Taking a bit of a hit, she purchased the midcentury modern-style abode in 2005 for $1.9 million. Flip through the gallery below and check out the views of Nichols Canyon from the pool deck. 

The Williams sisters aren't the only ones buying and selling luxury properties. Retired tennis player and blond bombshell, Anna Kournikova, sold her Miami Beach mansion about a year ago for $7.43 million. Located on the exclusive Sunset Island, the 6,600-square-foot home includes a two-story guest house, sauna and a dock for a boat. 

Tennis legend Pete Sampras dwarfed the ladies' real estate deals when he sold his California mansion late last year for $19.95 million. He designed the 13,000-square-foot home himself. Located in Thousand Oaks, the property includes a contemporary-style main home, detached workout center, guesthouse and 360-degree views from nearly every room.

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