‘I Have the Trophies’ – When Serena Williams Gave an Unapologetic Response About Consistently Defeating Sister Venus

Published 07/13/2022, 5:10 PM EDT

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From a young age, both Venus and Serena Williams were immensely dedicated to succeeding in tennis. The sisters made their professional debut around the same time, and consequently, they had to go through each other in various tournaments to win trophies.

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Despite being sisters, their personalities were completely different, and it was visible both on and off the court. In an interview back in 2003, the younger Williams sister, Serena, showed her bold nature when asked about defeating her sister Venus to win trophies.

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Serena Williams talked about winning trophies at her sister Venus’ expense

Speaking about winning trophies by defeating her sister, Serena said, I don’t think that takes away from it at all. At the end of the day, I won. At the end of the day, I have the trophies.”

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Notably, when Venus won the 2000 Wimbledon Championships semi-final match against Serena, the younger sister was visibly upset. However, Venus consoled her after the match by putting her arm around Serena’s shoulder.

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Although Serena was much different from Venus in terms of personality, she had the right attitude to strive for excellence relentlessly, which made her arguably the greatest women’s tennis player ever.

The Williams sisters’ incredible record

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Individually, both Venus and Serena had incredible careers. Serena has won 23 Grand Slam titles and Venus has 7 Grand Slam singles titles so far in their career. However, they have also achieved a great amount of success while as a pair.

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In Grand Slam tournaments, Serena and Venus won a total of 14 Grand Slam doubles titles together. Apart from that, they have also won 3 Olympic Gold medals in doubles. Moreover, they won a record six doubles titles together at Wimbledon Championships, where they have never lost a final.

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Safe to say, despite having different personalities, they complimented each other’s style of play during their doubles matches. Recently, we saw both Venus and Serena at the Wimbledon Championships, where Venus paired up with Jamie Murray to play mixed doubles while Serena made her singles comeback to the tour but lost in the first round. Now it seems like both players will most likely play at the US Open, as they are nearing the end of their careers.

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