‘Sit Far Away in the Stands’ – Venus and Serena Williams’ Coach Has a Hilarious Reaction to Their Possible Face-Off at US Open 2022

Published 08/27/2022, 2:28 PM EDT

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Serena and Venus Williams are one of the most recognizable sibling athletes in the sporting world. Over their incredible careers, which have spanned for more than 25 years, they have grown into two of the best players in the history of the sport. The Williams sisters first faced each other in the year 1998. Since then, they have faced each other frequently in the latter stages of major events. After Serena’s announcement, fans started speculating about one final showdown between the sisters in their ‘home’ Grand Slam tournament, the US Open.

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While there is plenty to be said about their rivalry, they continue to share a very strong bond with each other off the court.

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Williams sisters’ possible face-off

In one of the episodes of the Match Point Canada podcast, Eric Hechtman, Serena and Venus Williams’ coach, answered a few questions about the legendary sisters. When asked about their possible face-off in the upcoming Grand Slam tournament, he admitted that he would do something their dad would have done.

He said, “You know, one approach could be not to go to the match and that way, there is no point of reference for either girls to look at their coach. And the other one is that to not sit in anybody’s camp and sit far away in the stands to be able to observe and watch the match, but you know it is what it is. If it happens. It’s luck of the draw.” 

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Further, he added, “So hopefully, it doesn’t happen. If it does. I have done my best to prepare each of them and I am gonna be fair to both of them.”

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The Williams sisters are currently preparing for the season’s last Grand Slam event. Serena Williams, 40, will compete in her last competition in the 2022 US Open. After competing in Flushing Meadows for her seventh title, she will retire from professional tennis.

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Who is better, Serena Williams or Venus Williams?

The remarkable duo had their fair share of success over the years. The elder sister, Venus, has so far won 7 major titles, with five of them coming in the grass courts of Wimbledon. In her career, she has accomplished a lot, including paving the way for black women. 

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Serena, her sister, has had a much greater influence on the sport, though. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is one of the richest and most influential female athletes in the world while also being one of the most decorated female tennis players. She also outperformed her sister in head-to-head matches and has won more trophies.

The duo will play in the same tournament for the last time. As the youngest Williams sister has announced her retirement and will eventually retire after the US Open, fans are dreading a similar announcement from Venus as well. However, with both participating in Flushing Meadows, the entire tennis fraternity is hopeful of seeing another iconic match between the two.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has a keen interest in tennis, cricket and esports.
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