The Miami Dolphins Takeover!
Can’t wait to see how this story unfolds. Love, love, love how the Williams sisters aren’t resting on their laurels and seize each & every opportunity to expand their careers. Yes, they are two of the most recognizable figures in professional tennis but their resumes off the court are just as impressive. They’ve launched clothing lines, founded an interior design company, dabbled into fashion and have been named one of America’s Most Powerful Women by Ladies Home Journal. Now, they’re preparing to become part owners of the Miami Dolphins! Keep up the amazing work ladies. The sky is not your limit!
The tennis-playing sisters will become the latest celebrities to own a stake in the Miami Dolphins, several sources told ESPN.com senior writer Greg Garber on Wednesday.
A person close to the negotiations told The Associated Press an agreement was near but not yet final. That person did not 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.”
The Williamses live in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., about an hour’s drive from the Dolphins’ stadium. Their new role will be significant in part because the NFL has no African-American majority team owner.
In the past, Serena Williams has professed a love of the Dolphins on her blog.
Musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Marc Anthony recently bought small shares of the team. New Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also forged a partnership with singer Jimmy Buffett.
The Dolphins have said the involvement of the celebrities reflects the diversity of South Florida and shows that the franchise is connected with the community.
“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, and if an opportunity presents itself, we would love to see where it can take us,” Serena Williams said. “Who knows what’s going to happen, but hopefully we’ll be able to hopefully continue to expand our brand.”