Sports History in Black: Serena Williams defeats older sister Venus to win Wimbledon title

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

Venus Williams was the first Williams sister who made a showing in the public arena. But Richard Williams always said to look out for her younger sister, Serena.

Serena and Venus Williams. Photo credit:

And on this day in 2009, she showed her greatness to the world and to her older sister, defeating her 7-6,6-2 to win the Wimbledon singles title. The win would become Serena’s third Wimbledon title up to that point. This is just a sliver of the success that Serena Williams has had as the greatest women’s tennis player of all time.

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