‘She’s Just Crying’ – Venus Williams Talks About Serena Williams’ School-Going Experience, as She Visited Her Old School in Compton

Published 03/26/2022, 7:58 AM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

In the movie, ‘King Richard’, we saw the early childhood of Venus Williams and her younger sister, Serena Williams. They both grew up in the small city of Compton. Their journey from Compton to becoming one of the greats in women’s tennis is truly inspiring for many. Recently, Venus and her older sister, Isha Price, visited the Mark Twain Elementary School in Compton. From there, she revealed some of her childhood memories.

Venus Williams and Serena Williams with their sisters and their mother Oracene Williams

Venus Williams talks about her childhood in the Compton Elementary School

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Earlier, Venus posted a video on her YouTube channel, where she and her sister Isha visited their childhood school in Compton. In that video, they talked about all the stuff they did when they were studying in this school. Interestingly, Serena didn’t go to the same school as Venus, according to the 7-time Grand Slam champion. 

“So now, we are walking into the school and this is how we would come into school in the mornings. I loved school, I was such a nerd. And Serena wasn’t actually going to the same school because the school districts changed and she’s just crying when they dropped her off at another school. My dad managed to or my mom, both of them managed to get her in,” Venus revealed.

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Later, both Venus and Isha talked to a bunch of kids and asked them a few interesting questions. The kids participated enthusiastically as Venus signed a few autographs afterward. Then, they visited their old house and their practice court, where the Williams Sisters started their journey as professional tennis players. 

Venus and Serena to host the Oscars

The Williams Sisters have been in the limelight again since the release of the film ‘King Richard’ last year. Well-renowned actor, Will Smith, played the lead character, Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena. Because of his terrific performance, Smith received the Oscar Nomination for the Best Actor category.

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Also, the film, ‘King Richard’, received six Oscar nominations in total. Yesterday, the Oscars announced another great news, as Serena and Venus were on the host list for the Oscars. Notably, this year’s Oscars will take place on 27th March and ‘King Richard’ could grab numerous awards at the ceremony. 

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How many awards can ‘King Richard’ win? Let us know in the comments.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary

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