Just one week to go until Wimbledon kicks off in London, and ahead of her appearance, Serena Williams decided to a pay a touching tribute to her older sister Venus. The 36-year-old - who welcomed her daughter, Alexis Olympia, last year - shared a sweet throwback picture of herself to mark 16 years since she made her Wimbledon debut. "7 days until #Wimbledon," she wrote in the caption. "It's hard to believe it's been 16 years since my first title in London. What I remember most from that day is the genuine happiness and support from my competitor, big sister and best friend @venuswilliams."
Venus, 38, also took to her social media account to share a snap of pair from 2000. "With Wimbledon coming up I can't help but look back on all the fond memories! This was in 2000 when @serenawilliams and I played in the semifinals," she wrote in a heartfelt message. Fans immediately rushed to wish Serena some good luck on the court, with one follower saying: "You have already created a legacy that will never be matched! @serenawilliams you are the GOAT in any sport. You’re an absolute inspiration for every woman on this planet!" Another added: "I will be rooting for you Serena and I predict that you will win Wimbledon no worries just go and do what you do girlfriend."
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In May, Serena returned to the tennis court for her first Grand Slam appearance at the French Open after becoming a first-time mum in September. And although she loves being a mum, Serena revealed she suffered with postnatal depression after her daughter's difficult birth, which required her to have an emergency caesarean. "Honestly, sometimes I think I still have to deal with it. I think people have to talk about it more because it's almost like the fourth trimester, it's part of the pregnancy," she recently told Harper's Bazaar. "I remember one day, I couldn't find Olympia's bottle and I got so upset I started crying... because I wanted to be perfect for her." Of having another baby, she replied: "If I wasn't playing tennis, I'd be pregnant right now - sorry, I'm one of those women. I've been injured so many times, and played on it, my body is used to adjusting."
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