“She’s the Boss” – Serena Williams Dubs Sister Venus as the Leader of Williams Sisters Team

Published 08/21/2021, 10:45 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)


Earlier this week, the Williams sisters performed a workout together on Instagram. As part of the Wellness with Venus series, she had her sister Serena Williams as the special guest for the day.

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During the video, the duo performed several exercises, after which they engaged in a Q&A session. Along with a few reveals, Serena dubs Venus as the ‘boss’ in their iconic doubles team.

Serena Williams calls sister Venus the leader of their team

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Since making their debut in the women’s doubles category in 1997, the Williams sisters established themselves as one of the most successful pairs in history. While they won 14 Grand Slam tournaments in the category, they also won three Olympic gold medals. Those medals came in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.

In addition, they also became the World No. 1 in doubles in 2010, where they stayed for a significant period of time. They also enjoyed successful singles careers; Serena is a record 23-time Grand Slam champion. Venus won seven singles Grand Slam tournaments, and both were the World No. 1 at different points in time.

Along with immense success, they also have massive popularity on social media. Hence, it’s no surprise to see their recent live workout garner attention from fans across the globe.

During their Q&A session, Serena revealed her elder sister was the leader of their iconic doubles team on the court. She said“She’s the leader of our group. She’s definitely the leader. On the court, she’s the boss.”

Prior to this revelation, Serena also called Venus and her parents as her inspiration in life.

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The Williams sisters last competed together in 2018

While they won 14 Grand Slam tournaments, they haven’t taken part in women’s doubles as a team since 2018. In fact, the 2018 French Open was the last Grand Slam tournament they took part in as a team, suffering a third-round exit.

Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Both the sisters, however, will return to the courts of Flushing Meadows at the US Open. While they will face stiff competition to add another singles Grand Slam victory, one cannot count Serena and Venus Williams out.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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