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‘Yes Please’ – Serena Williams Reveals Desire to Spend Quality Time With Sister Venus and Reilly Opelka

Published 07/22/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

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Venus and Serena Williams share a special bonding. They are unique at the same time, very similar to each other. This balance makes them the best duo, both on and off the court. As they have the required understanding of each other’s potential and gameplay along with the rhythm, a sibling relation provides.

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Therefore, it can be deduced that they will always be one another’s first preference when the contest is about coordination and support. But what about a dinner date? Recently, the seven-time Grand Slam champion stumbled upon a question that intrigued Serena as well.


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Serena Williams about Venus’ pick

Both Serena and Venus are active on social media platforms. They like keeping their fans updated about their lives and sometimes they also indulge in fun conversations with their admirers. A few days back, Venus conducted a Q&A session on the Instagram handle of her clothing brand, EleVen. There a fan of her asked, “If you could have dinner with three players (past or present), who would you invite?”

To which Venus responded by mentioning sister Serena Williams, American Reilly Opelka, and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov. And wrote, “Sorry, just have to pick my best friends on tour.”


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Upon stumbling on the former World no.1’s confessions, an overwhelmed Williams wrote“Yes, please.” The 23 times Grand Slam champion while playing alongside her elder sister has claimed more than 20 double titles, out of which 14 came from majors. Further, they have brought America three Olympic gold medals.

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While Serena Williams made her singles come back in the grass courts of London, Venus is still to return to playing solo. She executed a brief run in the mixed doubles of Wimbledon along with former doubles world no.1 Jamie Murray.


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The former world no.1s, after testing their luck on the grass, are now gearing up for some hard court-based action. Serena has already signed up for the two WTA 1000 events; to regain her form before the last Grand Slam of this season. She has enrolled for the Canadian and Cincinnati Masters. Whereas Venus recently took a wild card entry and will be present in Toronto competing for the same title as her sister.



Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

Edited By: Deepakshi Chaudhary