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The return of the Williams sisters?

It wasn't a Grand Slam title like Serena won, but Venus Williams joined her younger sister in the winner's circle. Now, as Bonnie DeSimone writes, Serena and Venus Williams are the highest-ranked players on tour.It wasn't a Grand Slam title like Serena won, but Venus Williams joined her younger sister in the winner's circle. Now, as Bonnie DeSimone writes, Serena and Venus Williams are the highest-ranked players on tour.

Updated: February 27, 2007, 5:41 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

She did it on a smaller stage, beating lower-ranked players. But Venus Williams' tournament win in Memphis -- almost exactly a month after sister Serena's sublime victory at the Australian Open -- nonetheless sounded a secondary trumpet blast that went something like this:

Dah-da-da-da, da-dah, CHARGE!

The Williams sisters, suddenly and somehow unsurprisingly, are the two highest-ranked American women players on the WTA Tour this week. Serena remains at No. 15; Venus forged ...

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