“No False Representation”: Andy Roddick on Serena Williams and Venus Williams’ Relationship

Published 10/10/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Serena Williams, left, and Venus Williams of the U.S hold their trophies after winning the women’s doubles final against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazahkstan and Timea Babos of Hungary on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)


The former World No.1, Andy Roddick discussed the healthy relationship between Serena Williams and Venus Williams on the court. He claims the sisters have never engaged in a fight throughout their careers, even though they play at the highest level. On and off the court, they’ve always had a strong connection.

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The 2003 US Open champion, Andy Roddick is never shy of giving his perspectives on various tennis subjects. Recently, he opened up on the beautiful relationship the Williams sisters share on the court. While he admitted he has gotten into fights with his brother, he admires the understanding that exists between both sisters.

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Andy Roddick adores Venus Williams and Serena Williams’ relationship

In a recent podcast, the former World No. 1 gave his opinion on the connection between Serena Williams and Venus Williams. He said, “They are not literally going against each other. Their teams are playing each other but they are not fighting each other… There’s kind of no false representation of their relationship. They’ve been close the entire way.”

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

Both Serena Williams and Venus Williams have played at the highest level of tennis and have acquired the World No. 1 rankings. According to Roddick, despite being the greatest of all time, the sisters have never really gone against each other and have always respected each other.

He further added, “how they pulled it off is amazing”. Roddick can’t imagine having this kind of relationship with his brother as they get involved in rights on the smallest of things.

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Andy Roddick career achievements

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Andy Roddick of America has had an outstanding professional tennis career. The former World No. 1 has earned a Grand Slam title at US Open 2003 defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the finals of the competition.

Moreover, he has also achieved 36 career titles, which includes 32 singles and 4 doubles titles. Apart from this, Roddick lead his team at Davis Cup in 2007 as the United States of America came out to be victorious.

INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 20: Andy Roddick pumps his fist after winning a point against Robin Soderling of Sweden during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 20, 2010 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Finally, in 2012, Andy Roddick announced a sudden retirement from his professional career at the age of 30. Following his accomplishments, the tennis Hall of Fame inducted Roddick in 2017.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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