“There’s Always Someone”: Venus Williams Reveals Her Support System Besides Serena Williams and Family

Published 07/12/2021, 5:44 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)


Seven majors champion Venus Williams has made a mammoth contribution to the world of tennis. To back that, she has had unending support from her younger sister and 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams. Who else did she include as her support system?

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Recently, Venus was in conversation with Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow on the Goop Podcast. And amid their hour-long episode, the veteran tennis professional revealed her supporter besides her parents and Serena.

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Venus Williams on her support system outside Serena Williams

Venus with Serena Williams has won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles and four Olympic Gold medals. Thus, there has never been a question about their indestructible bond. However, the 41-year-old American also has three stepsisters, who she named as her ultimate support system.

“Definitely, all my sisters. I have older sisters, too. And they are just the best. You know, in those moments when you are just on the ground, the worst loss ever, you can’t believe it happened; it’s the first text you get right after. ‘You are great… We will get the next one. Do feel better,’ and you know the air comes back into you. So definitely, they are my biggest support,” Venus answered.

Furthermore, the five-time Wimbledon champion stated the advantages of growing up with four sisters. “There’s always someone, someone you can call, there’s always someone there for you,” Venus said.

Additionally, she mentioned that her parents had a rule that the sisters are the only best friends. Hence, they followed it and grew closer to one another.

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Venus and Serena saw early upset at Wimbledon 2021

Notably, Venus registered her first win at All England Club in four years in 2021. But she could not double her happiness, losing to Ons Jabeur in the second round.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Heartbreakingly, Serena slipped during her first-round match and injured her right knee. This then led her to withdraw from the entire tournament.

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Additionally, the Williams sisters have decided not to take part in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. However, they surely will be ready for live-action at the US Open 2021.

Do you think Serena or Venus can win a Grand Slam before they hang their tennis racquets? How long will the two keep playing?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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