Venus and Serena Williams have been two of the greatest athletes in the sporting world. They grew up in a humble background and worked day in, day out to excel in tennis. The hard work bore fruit as they achieved massive success right from their early days in the sport.
While Serena has gone on to win 23 Grand Slam singles titles, her elder sister Venus has seven major titles to her credit. Apart from their success in singles, the two teamed up to play women’s doubles. In this event, they won an incredible 14 Grand Slam titles. Recently, their mother, Oracene Price, opened up about watching them play.
Venus and Serena Williams’ mother reveals her emotions during her daughters’ matches
During an interview, the Williams sisters’ mother, Oracene Price, was asked what went through her mind while watching Serena and Venus play. She said, “While I’m watching their techniques mostly but before it again on the court, I’m watching their mental here (pointing at the brain).”
The Williams sisters’ parents worked hard to ensure their daughters got adequate training in tennis during their teenage days. Serena and Venus’ father, Richard Williams, took them to the public tennis courts to train them. He became the first coach of the two sisters. Later, Rick Macci joined them as their first professional coach, and together, they formed a strong bond that bore fruits on the tennis court.
Oracene reveals the nature of Serena and Venus during their childhood
Talking about the dynamics of the Williams sisters while growing up, their mother said, “Well, Serena, believe it or not, was quiet and Venus was more boisterous and talkative, actually. And I used to see that getting changed when they got older. Serena did everything that Venus did.”
On the tennis front, Serena and Venus have been away from the sport for quite some time now. While Serena suffered a hamstring injury, Venus has been sidelined with a leg injury. Despite their advancing years, the Williams sisters are aiming for a comeback to the tour later this year.