All in the Family Jewels

Now that Venus has her own Grand Slam title, the Williams sisters are set to dominate women's tennis

Venus Williams, 20, was beating up on her little sister, which is what big sisters do. But Venus is, it should be noted, a sweeter big sister than most. As she administered the thrashing in broadly public view at Wimbledon, she was hardly merciless. She sat on her chair during changeovers and worried, "Does Serena have enough sports drink?"

Guess not. Serena, 18, sagged in the second-set tiebreaker and closed with a double fault. Final score: 6-2, 7-6 (3), in a fraught semifinal match marked by mediocre tennis, great theater and almost unbearable intensity. "It's really bitter," said Venus in the...

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