LA Dreamers: Our African-American Pioneers – Williams Sisters
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The Williams sisters are L.A. dreamers who are two of the best tennis players of all time.
Two little girls from South Central Los Angeles, playing on bare bones public courts in Compton, have emerged as the greatest sister act in the history of sports.
For more than a decade now, Venus and Serena Williams have been the gold standard of the women’s tennis game.
They have won an astounding 22 grand slam singles titles between them and captured 13 more slams in doubles, plus three Olympic gold medals.
Yet even more than all that winning, the Williams sisters brought diversity to the women’s tennis scene.
They have proved that, with talent, determination and hard work, no one ever has to be excluded from achieving their dreams.
These L.A. dreamers are far from finished and are still among the tennis elite in 2013.