Serena Williams is so great she has a sister who was once the single greatest prospect tennis had seen since Martina Hingis, who won 5 Wimbledons, 2 US Opens, a Grand Slam Cup, a WTA Tour Finals, 4 Olympic medals, has a 76% career win record-& we don't even talk about her
In any other family maybe ever Venus Williams would be the superstar athlete who was the cynosure of all eyes and he no. 1 topic of conversation and centre of attention at every holiday gathering- but in the Williams home she's the other kid who also played tennis.

unreal.
Lets be clear, Venus Williams has had one of the greatest tennis careers in the history of the sport. She's a lock for the HOF. She was a lock by the time she was 24. It just so happens she's in a house with the greatest career maybe in all sports. What are the odds
When the Williams sisters arrived, everyone knew the score. Venus was going to change the world, she was the superstar, THE prodigy, hey she also had a sister who played. Only their mom kept saying hey Serena is better. Everyone loled & said moms gonna mom

But Mother knew best.

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