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Big Sister Venus Williams’ Undeniable Impact on Serena Unveiled in a Gripping Confession by Childhood Coach

Published 11/18/2023, 7:13 AM EST

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Venus and Serena Williams proved what sisterhood looks like in the athletic world. Even after being rivals in standing against each other, they always had each other’s backs on and off the tennis court. Beginning from the time they started playing tennis until the time of the youngest Williams, they raised bars of sisterhood and found their own ways into the sport.

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Even though the 42-year-old American tennis legend was quite successful compared to her older sister, it was never a barrier between them. Recently, their childhood coach Rick Macci opened up about how Venus Williams played a big role in the successful careers the 23-time Grand Slam champion achieved on the tennis court.

Venus Williams stands tall behind Serena Williams’ success


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That 68-year-old American tennis coach has been sure of the Williams sisters ever since they were pre-adolescents. They were there with him till 1995, and he has observed them closely throughout their active tennis days. Recently, he took to his Twitter (now X) account to share a big sister observation that he had made for Venus Williams in connection to her younger sister.

Macci wrote, “@serenawilliams as a kid ran faster served harder smiled more and became the Bigger than life because of one Big Reason in her life and that was Big Sister @Venuseswiliams.” With a lot of ‘big’ in his statement, Macci aptly described the undeniable contribution of Venus Williams in the life of Serena Williams.


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The 23-time Grand Slam Champion’s childhood coach shared a little anecdote from the past regarding how the 43-year-old American tennis star has made a huge impact on her sister’s career. Apart from that, even if you are a true Williams sisters fan, you would know that every now and then, even today, both sisters are supporting each other, on and off the court.

Subsequently, Serena Williams comes to her elder sister’s matches, trying to show support just the way her sister used to do during her active tennis days. However, earlier this year, the iconic sister duo’s childhood coach narrated Venus Williams’ biased tail as he shared a 31-year-old story. Let’s take a look at the interesting tale from the past that Rick Macci revealed a few months ago.

When Rick Macci asked a Venus Williams bias question

Even if the queen of the court is the undisputed GOAT, in the tennis arena, Macci has always been a staunch proponent of Venus Williams. Earlier this year, he also shared proof to show his support. He wrote in a tweet reading, “I would say you Can but right now your only number TWO in your in your own bedroom! Venus Williams.”


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Along with that, he also made a huge revelation regarding how the 42-year-old American tennis legend wanted from the age of 10, to be the world number one. While the 68-year-old coach agreed with Serena Williams on her world number-one claim that she even achieved in her career, he has always carried on special admiration for the big sister, who has put her younger sister in front and cheered happily in her success.


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However, what do you think about Rick Macci’s ‘Big Sister’ claim? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Written by:

Pratishtha Prakash


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Sports have been a part of my life right from my early childhood. I have carried an unquenchable desire to report on the fascinating developments in the off-court lives of the biggest tennis stars. I have written more than 1600 articles and covered a different aspect of the tennis world in almost every article.
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