‘Still not as athletic as me’ – Oracene, mother of Venus and Serena Williams, once spoke confidently about how she shaped two world-class tennis players

Parents play a crucial role in shaping their children’s careers. Ask Venus and Serena Williams, who have become tennis icons. Early in her career, her father, Richard Williams, took her to the public tennis courts in Compton to practice. Together with Oracene, he worked day after day so that his daughters would have proper facilities to exercise.

As the Williams sisters made great strides in tennis, Rick Macci joined their team. He has formed a great bond with Richard in taking their game to the next level. What’s more, all of this had an amplifying effect to make the Williams sisters one of the most successful siblings in the sport. Oracene once revealed how she discovered Serena and Venus’ skills in tennis.

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Venus and Serena Williams’ mother opens up about the Williams sisters’ natural talent

During an interview, Oracene Price revealed how she saw something different in her game. she said, “It’s almost like they grew up on the pitch. They still weren’t as athletic as me, but one thing I noticed was that they had a natural swing. That’s what I was looking for first.”

Serena Williams of the United States is congratulated by her sister and opponent Venus Williams of the United States after her women’s singles third round match on day five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing section of the Queens borough of New Zealand York-City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Venus and Serena have not only dominated in singles but also in doubles. Together they have 30 Grand Slam titles. In addition, they have won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles as a team.

Venus returns in action

The older Williams sister is back in action at the Citi Open after her long injury lay-off. The Citi Open is a WTA 250 hard court tournament in Washington DC. Venus meets Canadian qualifier Rebecca Marino in the first round of the tournament.

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