A person’s religion is a holistic support system in itself. For most, it provides hope and helps in establishing connections between the person and their subconscious. And unsurprisingly, Venus Williams thought along the same lines. As a devout Jehovah’s Witness, she appreciated the religious values bestowed upon her by her family. The former world no.1 opened up about how religion has helped her throughout her life in an interview in 2008.

So what did Venus Williams say about her being religious beliefs and its impact on her career?


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Venus Williams: A devout Jehovah’s Witness

The seven-time Grand Slam champion has been open about her religious beliefs. Moreover, when she was asked in an interview how her religious beliefs have helped her throughout her life, the American tennis legend revealed, “I definitely think it’s made a huge difference in my life. Just so you know, all the girls that I grew up with, they had hardships that they weren’t able to get through, but I think having a solid family and also solid religious beliefs has helped me and my sister find that stability.” 

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Moreover, Venus and Serena grew up in a notorious neighborhood, where guns and tragedy were a strange routine, and volatility a part of life. The stability provided by “solid” family and “solid” religious belief helped her through the streets of Compton and her life.

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As she proudly states, “And even if life was going crazy on the courts and even if I had a horrible year and even if I was just mad and couldn’t get off the couch because I was playing so bad, I didn’t even want to go to practice. You know, I felt like that wasn’t the most important thing and my life wasn’t going to end.”


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A probable comeback at ASB Tournament?

The news of Venus Williams making a comeback has been going around after the statement from ASB Classic chairman’s. However, the decision of the seven-time Grand Slam champion making a comeback in New Zealand will depend on what the Australian Open has to say.

The American tennis legend has claimed the Australian Open doubles trophy 4 times. Hence, it is only right for Williams to aim for the first Grand Slam of the upcoming season once more. The elder Williams sibling is eyeing an entry into the Australian Open, through wild card.


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