VENUS WILLIAMS AT 41

It is incomprehensible, yet true, that not enough attention has been paid to Venus Williams, Serena’s elder sister, and one of the greatest tennis players — male or female — in the history of the sport.

There you have it: an introduction of Venus, framed by a reference to Serena.

Typical.

Sure, Serena’s accomplishments on the court have eclipsed those of Venus, but we’re not comparing beluga caviar to chopped liver here.

Serena may retire as the greatest player who ever lived.