Williams sisters sell midtown loft
Florence Anthony | 8/20/2015, 10:51 a.m.
With the U.S. Open scheduled to get under way at the end of the month, tennis superstar sisters Venus and Serena Williams have quietly sold their spacious loft apartment in New York City’s Garment District for just under $2.1 million. According to Variety, the four-time Olympic gold medal-winning siblings paid $1.335 million in 2005 for the 1,800-square-foot apartment on the 10th floor of the 12-story Wheeler building. Venus and Serena still own a nearly 9,000-square-foot mock-Med mansion in the BallenIsles Country Club community in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
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