It's been 17 years since Venus and Serena Williams won gold medals side-by-side at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. Serena was just a newly-minted 20-year-old, and Venus was 21.
Earlier that week, Venus became the first Williams sister to appear on an Olympic podium, winning the singles gold over Elena Dementieva.
Still very proud of this achievement with @miriamoremans Not a bad loss after all if you see the career of the Williams Sisters ????????????@serenawilliams @Venuseswilliams @OlympicsTennis @KNLTB https://t.co/vMoa8bNey3— Kristie Boogert (@KrBoogie) September 28, 2017
Miriam Oremans has a point. The Williams sisters would win gold again at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics (where Serena took home the singles gold). Venus Williams added a mixed doubles silver in Rio last year (with Rajeev Ram).
These days, Venus Williams is No. 5 in the world at the age of 37. While Serena's ranking has slipped with her maternity leave, she's likely to return to the top of the game in 2018.