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“Nobody Else Has That Experience” – Serena Williams on Her Bond With Venus Williams

Published 05/08/2020, 2:43 PM EDT

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Venus and Serena Williams do not let their on-court rivalry affect their love for each other. The two sisters share a special bond with each other on and off the court. The Williams’ sibling rivalry is an inspiring display of healthy competition powered by love, affection, and respect for each other. It is a different and rare kind of a relationship.

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But what is it that binds the Williams’ sisters together? Let’s hear it from Serena herself.


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“She is the only person I will talk to after I lose” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams spoke about her relationship with sister Venus and what makes their bond so special. Serena and Venus have other siblings as well from their parents’ previous marriages and they all share a close connection. However, these two have a different, a deeper kind of connection because of tennis.

“For me, I can say for sure that tennis really binds me and Venus together because no one in the world on this planet understands what I go through and it’s because she’s been there and she’s won as many titles as I have,” Serena said while chatting with Naomi Campbell


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“Nobody else has that experience. So for me, it’s like a special bond. Yeah we’re sisters and we’re really close and we’ve always been really close,” she added.

“But this is another level in a professional world outside of growing up together and being siblings that just takes it to a whole other level. She is the only person I will talk to after I lose, not my husband nobody,” Serena concluded.

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The tennis tour came to a halt for an indefinite period in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, we hope that the pandemic subsides soon and we get to see the Williams’ sisters play against each other again.



Varun Khanna

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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.