Williams’ sisters not only excelled in singles, where each one managed to be world No. 1 and be one of the main dominators of the tour in the last 25 years. They also established themselves as one of the best partners in doubles. In Sydney 2000 they got their first gold medal in doubles at the Olympic Games.
Alycia Parks shares trait with Venus, Serena Williams and Andy Roddick; all were trained by coaching legend Rick Macci
It wouldn’t be the last, since they also won the category in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, becoming the first doubles couple to have won the gold medal 3 times.
The 7-time Grand Slam champion shared the post and said: “"Let the good times roll,"
Venus played her last match on January 4th at the ASB Classic, where she was beat by Chinese Lin Zhu in 3-sets. In the first round she eliminated her compatriot Katie Volynets, showing that she still can compete on tour. After the tournament, she had to withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a hamstring injury. Williams has not given a date for her return to the courts, because she wants to wait until she feels confident with her physical performance:
"I think my next step is to get to to a place where I feel confident in my body again I definitely need to build confidence in it again and I'll get there, god willing. I'll take you guys on this journey with me, back to health, back to tennis hopefully. Hopefully sooner than later, I don't know exactly when but I'll let you know" the American said.