Super star Williams sisters make history, again!


Just when these remarkable sisters have been written off by certain sections of the media, they have bounced back to defy their critics and give joy to  their admirers around the world.

Serena Williams and older sister Venus will roll back the years and face each in tomorrow’s Australian Open final. The last time they both met in a final was 14 years ago.

Over a decade ago Serena and Venus Williams dominated women’s tennis. First, older sister Venus, then Serena, the younger continued to carry that touch which has elevated her to become probably the greatest ever women’s tennis player.

Venus’s career has been plagued by injuries, and to many it was as though she kept on the tour circuit to be close to her beloved sister rather than contend for top titles such as a grand slam. But that all changed this week.

Both have had to deal with many challenges including the murder of their older half sister, and the antipathy from certain sections of the media and at times the watching crowds who'd support anyone who was against the Williams sisters.

Above all, what tomorrow’s final represents whoever wins is a story of two sisters who have not only survived whatever challenges that have been thrown at them, but thrived in a way that generation will look back and simply marvel at their brillance.

Well done Serena and Venus.

Simon Woolley