The number of unforgettable athletes whose performances the world would always cherish and reminisce as they made their mark on the sport is very few. Two of these unforgettable players are the Williams sisters. Serena Williams and Venus Williams have been categorized as the best-performing athletes in the world owing to their exquisite showcases over years.
Both sisters have faced body image and racism struggles for almost their entire careers, especially with the media due to whom they’ve always been under constant spotlight and criticism.
Corresponding to the multiple achievements carried out by the Williams sisters, let’s take a closer look at their heights and the reason why Serena always wanted to look like Venus Williams.
How tall are Serena Williams and Venus Williams?
Serena Williams, the younger sibling to the talented Williams sisters has had a more successful career than her sister, Venus Williams. Despite a better success rate, Serena is 2 inches shorter than Venus, with both their heights measuring 5ft 9in. and 6ft 1in., respectively.
Venus is taller than Serena by just a nudge and the sisters have often clubbed their talents and played doubles together as well on numerous occasions where both have manifested and established milestones for the tennis world to cherish in years to come.
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Competing with a professional, a player’s height holds more accountability than anticipated. With more height comes the advantage of a player being able to drive more force in their serves and be more dominant with their overall on-court presence.
Serena Williams said she always wanted to look more like her sister Venus Williams
The Williams sisters have found their success largely due to the early efforts of their father, Richard Williams. Being a tennis player himself and despite having no recognizable career for himself in the sport, he was aware of the success a player could achieve if they take their careers seriously which was exactly what he wanted for his daughters.
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Both sisters were introduced to the sport at an early age. Venus started playing at 4 years old, and Serena when she was 3 years old. They later attended the South Florida Academy when they reached their adolescence age and were guided to the path of becoming famous and fantastic athletes as they are known to the world today.
Serena, in an interview, opened up about how she struggled with her body image because Venus had to her a lankier build with long legs compared to her rugged body build.
Nevertheless, the siblings over the period of time have made fortune and strengthened their bond to an extent that tennis professionals around the globe can only fathom achieving.
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