“Keep It Going Big Sis” – LeBron James’ emotional message to Serena Williams on her tearful return to a place that humiliated her

The relationship between Venus and her sister Serena Williams is unique. Different and equal in many ways, they are unrivaled as a duo, both on and off the pitch. And if we talk about their camaraderie, they’ve also been two of the most respected players for what they’ve accomplished.

However, they didn’t have it that easy. In 2001, both were involved in an incident that forced both Williams sisters to boycott a venue. And 14 years later, Serena Williams was back in the same place. The legendary American basketball player Lebron JamesShe took to Instagram to congratulate Serena on her emotional return.


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LeBron James congratulates Serena Williams on her emotional return

In 2015, LeBron James took to Instagram and posted a heartfelt emotional message about her return to the Indian Wells Masters tournament following the infamous 2001 incident.”Pride or Progress… Which Will You Choose? Congratulations @serenawilliams in Indian Wells. Keep it up big sister! #Pursuit of greatness‘ King James posted.

The incident dates back to the Indian Wells Masters tournament in 2001, where Venus was scheduled to play her younger sister serena in the semifinals. Unfortunately Venus withdrew from the tournament minutes before the match. And the reason for that was her knee injury.


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That didn’t go down well with the audience. They were disappointed because they were looking forward to seeing the two sisters compete. What’s more, it sparked rumors that her father had predetermined the outcome of the game.

Serena discusses the 2001 Indian Wells incident

During an episode of Red Table Talk with Will Smith, Serena broke her silence about the tearful 2001 incident. “It was tough for me and it was so tough… I just remember getting in the car… there was no celebration and I just cried, cried and cried… We had to face different things very openly, no you did can compete in tennis. It was very, very difficult… Actually, I was even more upset that they booed my sister when she came down to leave.” you said.


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Consequently, the two sisters, then at the height of their careers, decided to skip the tournament for more than a decade. The Indian Wells crowd was in the news again for all the wrong reasons. Naomi Osaka broke down in tears after losing her second round match to Veronika Kudermetova at the recently concluded Indian Wells Masters tournament. The behavior of the crowd seemed to have broken her heart.

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