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“Serena Williams Still Copies Everything That I Do” – Venus Williams

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Serena Williams and sister

When you think of Serena Williams and Venus Williams, the first thing that comes to mind is shock and awe at the amount of talent that was present within one family. While Venus Williams was dominating the sport in her early twenties, no one expected that her younger sister would also become so dominant.

 

 
However, that’s exactly what happened. Not only did Serena match her sister, but she also exceeded the achievements of Venus Williams. That also led to a pretty competitive rivalry between the two which became synonymous with an entire era of women’s tennis. Throughout all this, one thing which has remained constant is their love and support for each other.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

They never let their on-court rivalry affect their personal relationship. Venus Williams has always been pretty vocal about the affectionate nature of Serena. She tried to define the nature of their relationship in an interview.

What did Venus Williams say about Serena Williams?
Venus Williams talked about the dynamics of her bond with Serena. People often expect the elder sister to have a protecting attitude for their younger sibling. However, Serena has always been more protective.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams smile

“The best advice I ever got was always compete, Serena Williams told me that. The thing people don’t know about my relationship with Serena is that she’s very protective. Even as the younger sister she’s very protective. Serena still copies everything that I do but I also copy everything that she does. It’s a codependency.”

Serena Williams smiles live

It’s easily visible that the two have a lot of warmth in their relationship. While many tried to cook up rumors of disaffection between the two in their early years of dominance, the two always shut them up with their absolute commitment to standing up for each other whenever required. Their fans would certainly hope for this to continue for the remaining part of their careers.

WATCH: When Ellen DeGeneres Teased Serena Williams About Relationship With Rapper Common
Serena Williams was beginning to emerge as the winner of the tight race between the Williams sisters by the year 2010. It was slowly becoming clear that she would run away with more victories and more titles.

However, her performances were making noise way beyond a sibling rivalry. She had amassed 10 grand slam titles and her competition was not measuring up to her. The USA was slowly treating her like the star that she was and appearances at interviews and late night tv shows were normal.

Serena Williams

One such appearance was at the Ellen DeGeneres show of 2009. Serena‘s behavior and style of talking were characteristic of her chirpy self as well as the confidence that comes with victories. Let’s find out what she did at this special interview.

What did Serena Williams do at the Ellen DeGeneres show?
The conversation between Serena Williams and Ellen DeGeneres started off with a discussion about the difficulties of playing tennis. She discussed the heat in Australia where she had just won her tenth grand slam title.

Serena Williams

Ellen wanted to know how she managed to stand in such heat to which Serena began to promote her Nike shoes. This set off a funny chain of events which you can see in the video. The most interesting part of their conversation involved her relationship at that time with the rapper Common.

Serena Williams play hard

Even though Ellen wouldn’t explicitly mention his name, she would hint towards it. Serena would split with him in 2010. She also talked about her epic rivalry with her sister Venus Williams.

Serena Williams look forward

Serena explained how Venus would stay extremely normal after losing to her but she would lose her cool of she ever lost to Venus. This was a very fun interview in many ways. The supporters of Serena Williams should definitely check out this interesting video.