Venus Williams, 1999 News

19, and Serena Williams, 18, professional tennis players, made history when they met in the finals of Florida's Lipton Championships in March, the first time in 115 years that sisters faced off in the finals and the first such pairing of African Americans. Serena went on to win the U.S. Open in September, beating rival Martina Hingis.

1999 People in the News