Not Serena Williams, Not King Richard But This Family Member Name Dropped As Driving Force Behind Venus Williams’ Success

Published 02/12/2024, 7:22 AM EST

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The whole tennis world is aware of the story of how Serena and Venus Williams became legendary players from two ordinary sisters. While most documentaries on their extraordinary lives depict the invaluable role their father Richard Williams and their childhood coach Rick Macci played, there’s no special mention of feminine support. But the older tennis sister is debunking that myth.

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Venus Williams recently engaged in a conversation about her mother. As the tennis legend is seen with boosted self-confidence on the courts, she credited her mom Oracene Price for it.

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Legendary tennis star Venus Williams opened up about how her success flourished because of a supportive family environment. In an interview with The Zoe Report, the tennis star revealed an unheard story about the role her mother played in helping her and Serena build self-confidence.

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“My mom wasn’t raising anyone who wasn’t confident. That wasn’t her thing,” Venus mentioned. “She wanted us to be prepared for the world. It’s a beautiful place, but it has its challenges, and you have to be ready.” Venus explained the importance of self-belief, even in difficult situations of facing doubts from others.

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“You have to bet on yourself and you have to believe in yourself. It’s so important, even if no one else is going to bet on you, you still have to throw all your money on yourself,” she added. As the tennis star opened up about her mother’s unwavering support, she not only revealed the source of her confidence but added another chapter to the legendary Serena-Venus success story.

Venus Williams credits her mother as inspiration to fight for equal pay

A boost in self-confidence isn’t the only thing that Venus Williams credits her mom for. Back when the tennis star came into highlights for demanding equal pay for women, she mentioned that her mom was the motivation behind the move. “My mom was an inspiration,” said Venus, in an interview with Variety.

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As the tennis star continued to elaborate on the inspirational point, she said, “She’s a wonderful, fun lady, strong lady, good tennis player and a great cook. She’s also very spiritually strong, so it gave us an opportunity to have belief and hope and to be calm and not be stressed about the regular worries of the day.”

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The player’s making was carried out with the help of her mother’s unwavering support. As she keeps revealing more details of her side, the fans also get to know about the undiscussed backing.

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Akshay Kapoor

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Born into a family that practically breathes tennis, I spent my early childhood days huddled together with my loved ones, watching the electrifying rallies of the legendary Rafael Nadal. Such a unique experience forged a lifelong love for the sport in me. Before joining EssentiallySports, I honed my skills while working for a regional website, covering a variety of sports.
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Arunima Bhanot

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