Four decades, 73 singles titles: Serena Williamss epic journey | Tumaini Carayol

The younger Williams sister has won titles in four decades and is focusing now on finally claiming her 24th singles grand slam title 1990s When Venus Williams burst into the world of tennis by reaching the 1997 US Open final, nobody had a better seat on Arthur Ashe Arena than her younger sister. Serena watched as her sisters first steps from the tennis courts of Compton into the upper echelons of the country club sport were met with resistance and scorn. As the world fixated on Venus and the bombast of their father, Richard, Serena took her first steps to relatively less fanfare and her rise was seamless. In November 1997, at 16 years old, Serena, ranked 304, travelled to …