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Straight back to Compton: Venus and Serena Williams go home

  • CORRECTS PARK SPELLING TO LUEDERS, NOT LEUDERS - Sister Venus and Serena Williams, right, speak during a dedication ceremony of the Lueders Park tennis courts Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Compton, Calif. The courts were dedicated in their name. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    CORRECTS PARK SPELLING TO LUEDERS, NOT LEUDERS - Sister Venus and Serena Williams, right, speak during a dedication ceremony of the Lueders Park tennis courts Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Compton, Calif. The courts were dedicated in their name. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS PARK SPELLING TO LUEDERS, NOT LEUDERS - Serena Williams takes pictures of the Lueders Park tennis courts before the start of a dedication ceremony Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Compton, Calif. The Williams sisters were honored with having the courts dedicated in their name. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    CORRECTS PARK SPELLING TO LUEDERS, NOT LEUDERS - Serena Williams takes pictures of the Lueders Park tennis courts before the start of a dedication ceremony Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Compton, Calif. The Williams sisters were honored with having the courts dedicated in their name. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS PARK SPELLING TO LUEDERS, NOT LEUDERS - Venus Williams, second from left, and sister Serena watch a performance by the Compton Sounders drill team during a dedication ceremony of the Lueders Park tennis courts Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Compton, Calif. The courts were dedicated in their name. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    CORRECTS PARK SPELLING TO LUEDERS, NOT LEUDERS - Venus Williams, second from left, and sister Serena watch a performance by the Compton Sounders drill team during a dedication ceremony of the Lueders Park tennis courts Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Compton, Calif. The courts were dedicated in their name. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)  (The Associated Press)

Venus and Serena Williams have returned to their childhood California hometown for the first time since their half-sister was killed there in 2003 to have tennis courts dedicated in their honor.

The sisters were greeted by cheers when they arrived Saturday at Lueders Park, not far from their former home in the violence-plagued city of Compton located 17 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

Banners hung in the four corners of the two newly refurbished courts proclaiming them the Venus & Serena Williams Court of Champions.

Serena says driving to Compton from the Los Angeles airport "brought back so many memories." Venus says it's been "surreal" coming home to where they first learned to play tennis under the tutelage of their father, Richard, who didn't attend. The sisters were accompanied by their mother, Oracene Price.