“I wish you had been a better role model for me on the court” – Serena Williams has an open conversation with Venus Williams

There have been many examples of legendary siblings in tennis. From John and Patrick McEnroe to Bob and Mike Bryan, tennis has had some glorious sibling success stories. At the very top are Venus and Serena Williams, one of the most successful siblings in all of sport.

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The Williams sisters have fascinated tennis fans around the world for over 25 years now. While the younger sister Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the older sister has 7 major titles in her kitty. Additionally, the two also paired in doubles to win 14 Grand Slam doubles titles.

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Recently, the two sisters had a candid conversation where they discussed the importance of having confidence in themselves and their role models.

Serena Williams reveals her role model

Venus and Serena featured in the March 2022 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR cover story. Also, in the “Explains it All” series, Venus asked Serena, “You are a role model for so many people and you pave the way for so many athletes of all kinds. How does that make you feel?”

The younger sister Williams replied: “It makes me feel good. I never started being a role model. In fact, you have always been my role model. I have done everything you have done, and even until the way I have behaved off the pitch and how i behaved in life and the decisions i made i wish you could have been a better role model for me on the pitch i did things that were… .” Venus interrupted him and said: “You did everything perfectly.” Serena laughed and said: “I did everything perfectly perfectly.”

Venus Williams, left, and her sister Serena Williams share a moment of relaxation during their doubles tennis match against Els Callens of Belgium and Rita Grande of Italy at the French Open at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on Wednesday 2 June 1999. (AP Photo/ Laurent Rebours) ORG XMIT: ROG131

Additionally, Serena added, “I always tell people not to always look to athletes or stars or whatever now, for role models. Your model could be in your house.

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Where are the two sisters now?

Serena and Venus were dropped from the tour due to their respective injuries. The younger sister Williams’ last match was at the Wimbledon Championships in June last year, where she was forced to retire in the first round after slipping on wet grass and injuring her hamstrings. leggings.

Serena Williams goes through an injury during her first ladies match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on center court on day two of Wimbledon at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Venus last played at the WTA Chicago Women’s Open in August. Can the Williams sisters make a comeback later this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rebecca R. Santistevan