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Venus and Serena Williams are tennis champions. We all know that. Their achievements speak for themselves. They have earned the respect, the ranking and the money to never return to their Compton, California roots, but they did.

The seven-time Grand Slam champion older sister Venus William, quietly returned to Compton last year, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We always keep it low-key. We don’t come and make an announcement that we’re here,” said Venus. “This has always been our roots and always will be. It makes us proud.”

But it’s why they came back this time which made the trip bitter sweet.

The Williams sisters came back this weekend to specifically honor their late big sister, Yetunde Price, who was murdered in a 2003 drive-by shooting in the Compton, Calif., community. She was a registered nurse, co-owner of a beauty shop and a mother. She was only 31 when she was killed and left behind three young nephews to the tennis champions.

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