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Putting Venus and Serena Williams’ Youthful ‘Attitude’ Aside, the Legendary Sisters’ Childhood Coach Harks Back to Their ‘Number One Quality’

Published 09/21/2023, 9:09 AM EDT

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Whenever there is a discussion about tennis, two names that always pop up are Serena Williams and Venus Williams. The Williams sisters have not only made a mark in the sport forever but have also proven to be the G.O.A.Ts in this field. It is of course a given that their tremendous success is backed by their amazing skills and hard work, but another thing that has fueled their journey is their coaches.

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The sisters have been fortunate to have the right guidance right from the start, especially with their childhood coach Rick Macci, who even to date never misses an opportunity to feel pride in the successes of the sisters and sing praises of them.

Serena Williams’ childhood coach appreciates the sisters’ unique attitude on social media


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It is not easy to stay humble and grounded when you have seen the success of such a high magnitude like the Williams sisters. Their success has not only been bound to the tennis courts but also to their personal and business lives. But their childhood coach recently wrote about how the two have always shown even in their childhood days their ‘grateful attitude’.

He posted on Twitter, “The number one QUALITY both Venus and Serena had as kids was not delivering DAILY FIESTY ATTITUDE but delivering DAILY HEARTFELT GRATITUDE.”


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His post truly shows that both Serena and Venus have not only made an impact on theory fans and the sport but also on the way they interact with people. And so much so that even after so many years, their coach has nothing but good things to say about them even though he is not their coach anymore.

Not just Rick, but other coaches of Serena Williams like Rennae Stubbs also always appreciative of how wonderful of a person Serena has been. Not only because of how she played, but also because of how she is as a human being.

Serena’s former coach continues to praise her even after parting ways a year ago


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Whenever someone talks to Rennae Stubbs about Serena, she is always full of good things to tell about her. Even when Coco Gauff won, she compared her success with that of Serena Williams. And even she mentioned how Coco’s scream reminded her of Serena’s.


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Having that kind of impact on your coaches or every person you meet along with millions of fans is truly inspiring and shows that Serena is a legend both on and off the court!

WATCH THIS STORY: Serena Williams pays tribute to Roger Federer.

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Written by:

Ishmeet Kaur


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Ishmeet Kaur is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. Although she completed her Masters in Business Administration, her passion for writing motivated her to hone her skills as a Content Writer. After sharpening her skills in writing and managing content, Ishmeet finally stepped into her dream field: sports journalism.
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Bhavani Singh