Serena Williams is a 23 time Grand Slam champion from USA. She holds the record for the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles among all active players. Serena is one of the best players in the world. Her records speaks for herself. Williams spoke several times about her relationship with her sisters. She also mentioned how all three of her sisters helped her become the player and women she is.
The sisters had a humble start in their life and now are part of the richest tennis players club. The Williams family moved from Compton to West Palm Beach, Florida, when Serena was 9 years, so she and Venus could train under Rick Macci, the same tennis coach that trained players like Andy Roddick, Jennifer Capriati and Maria Sharapova.
Serena Williams Heaps Praises on Her Sisters
Recently Serena Williams was a guest on The Goat: Serena episode. The host, fellow American tennis player, Chanda Rubin read an excerpt from Williams’ 2009 autobiography’ ‘On The Line’. There she described her bond with her sisters. Williams revealed that being the youngest, she was adored by all her older siblings. “Yetunde was the forgiver with a heart of gold, Isha was the caretaker who looked after all her sisters. Lyndrea was the ever-ready play pal. I’m not sure as how others saw Venus. But to me she was like a benevolent bodyguard,” Williams had written.
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Ever since Venus Williams had joined the Women’s Tennis Association in 1994, she has won seven Grand Slam titles and five Olympic medals. She has four gold Olympic medals and one silver medal. In February 2002, Venus became the first female Black tennis player in the Open Era to rank number one in singles. She was second of all time after Althea Gibson in the 1950s.
Serena and Venus both have entered their forties but are still working hard. They are constantly pushing each other for the betterment of the other. The Williams Sisters always had a strong bond which will likely never change. “Venus and I worked so hard. Still to this day we work side by side at practice. We motivate each other. Like I said on the court, every time she won her match, I felt obligated to win – I’ve got to win too. The motivation she gives me is second to nothing,” Serena said as per Sportskeeda.
Even as they developed a rivalry on the court, the two sisters never let it affect their personal relationship and have always remained close.