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Williams sisters to play Katrina benefit in New Orleans

Updated: September 1, 2006, 2:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Venus and Serena Williams have faced each other with Grand Slam titles on the line. But a match scheduled for December in New Orleans is for larger stakes.

The sisters will play each other in an exhibition on Dec. 5 at New Orleans Arena to benefit Katrina relief efforts, The New Orleans Times Picayune reported Tuesday. A formal announcement was expected to be made during a Katrina-themed ceremony Tuesday night at the U.S. Open in New York.

"After witnessing the destruction ...

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