Serena Willams stories from the SI Vault

• Serena's at Peace with Herself By Michael Silver, March 22, 1999 After back-to-back titles, Serena Williams has no doubt she can win big.

Who's Your Daddy? By S.L. Price, May 31, 1999 Call Richard Williams what you want -- bizarre, deceitful or, perhaps, mad -- but be sure of one thing: He has brilliantly guided the careers and lives of his daughters Venus and Serena, the hottest players in tennis.

Father Knew Best By S.L. Price, September 20, 1999 With her galvanizing win at the U.S. Open, Serena Williams proved Dad right -- he predicted that she, not older sister Venus, would be the better player -- but may have created family tension. American Revolution. By S.L. Price, September 17, 2001 The battle for supremacy in the women's game seemed over after the Williams sisters dominated the U.S. Open as never before.

Venus Eclipsed By L. Jon Wertheim, April 07, 2003 While Serena Williams dominates, her big sister no longer intimidates.

The Serena Show By L. Jon Wertheim, May 26, 2003 Serena Williams, who defends her French Open title next week, is now tennis's biggest star, and no one could be happier on the grand stage.

Nerves and Volleys By S.L. Price, July 14, 2003 Serena Williams won another ragged final against sister Venus to defend her Wimbledon title, and Roger Federer bagged his first major with flawless all-court tennis.

Digging Down Deep By L. Jon Wertheim, February 07, 2005 Serena Williams and Marat Safin gave gut-check performances to win the Australian Open and make it clear that they intend to return to the top of the game.

Many Happy Returns By L. Jon Wertheim, April 09, 2007 Serena Williams's resurgence shows why tennis is so conducive to comebacks.

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