Tennis aces SERENA and Venus Williams are set for a court battle with their murdered half sister's ex-husband over their young niece and nephew.

YETUNDE PRICE was shot to death a year ago (SEP03) and now her ex, BYRON BOBBITT, insists the sporting sisters are trying to take his kids, JAIR, six, and JUSTUS, 10, away from him.

Bobbitt claims the Williams sisters never liked him because he wasn't "upper-crust" enough for them, but he's not going to lose his kids.

He says, "They're trying to steal my children because they've got money. I have always been a providing, caring, loving father."

A source close to the tennis stars says, "They (Venus and Serena) want to fill in as mom to their dead sister's children."

23/09/2004 02:26