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In the second round of her first professional tournament, the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, Williams was up a set and a service break against world No. That was the only tournament Williams played in 1994.In 1995, Williams played three more events as a wild card, falling in the first round of the tournament in Los Angeles and the tournament in Toronto but reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament in Oakland, defeating No.At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams became only the second player to win Olympic gold medals in both singles and doubles at the same Olympic Games, after Helen Wills Moody in 1924.
Williams played five events in 1996, falling in the first round four times but reaching the third round in Los Angeles, before losing to No. Williams played 15 tour events in 1997, including five Tier I tournaments. Her ranking broke into the top 100 on April 14, 1997.
During her debut at the US Open, she lost the final to Martina Hingis after defeating Irina Spîrlea in a semifinal which saw Spîrlea intentionally collide with Williams during a changeover.
Richard Williams, her father, later claimed that this incident was racially motivated.
Richard stopped sending his daughters to national junior tennis tournaments when Williams was eleven, since he wanted them to take it slow and focus on schoolwork.
Another motivation was racial, as he had allegedly heard parents of other players disparage the Williams sisters during tournaments.