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Venus, Andy Roddick in WTT venture

Updated: May 6, 2013, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Venus Williams and Andy Roddick were just kids when they got their first taste of World Team Tennis.

Williams was 8, having met WTT co-founder Billie Jean King at a clinic in Long Beach, Calif. At 17, Roddick played for the Idaho Sneakers.

Now they're part owners of King's summer league that began in the 1970s and features men and women professional players in eight cities. WTT announced Monday that Williams and Roddick will join majority owner King and a group of four ...

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