“Our mother was so cruel!” – Venus Williams once accused her mother of being too hard on Serena Williams and her

The rise of Venus and Serena Williams in the tennis world is an inspirational story. Born and raised in modest circumstances, they were introduced to tennis by their father, Richard Williams. He then took her to the public tennis courts in Compton to train while the two were very young.

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In addition, the Williams sisters worked hard every day to pursue a career in tennis. A few years later, Rick Macci joined them when he became Serena and Venus’ first professional coach. Under Richard and Macci’s tutelage, Serena and Venus began to dominate women’s tennis.

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Venus Williams on her mother’s influence on Serena Williams and her career

In an interview, the seven-time Grand Slam winner once spoke about how strict her mother was with Serena and her. Speaking of an episode from her childhood, Venus said, “I was 10 years old. I wasn’t in the drug scene. I guess some kids around me had to grow up fast, had all these issues. But I wasn’t one of those kids, or anywhere near those kids, at all.”

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 during day five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing borough of Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Further she added, “But our mother was so cruel! I always tell her that! We were so disadvantaged!”

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While serena announced her retirement from the US Open last month, Venus aspires to end her career on a high. However, with age not by her side, it remains to be seen when Venus will be able to continue on the WTA Tour.

Venus wants Serena to return to tennis

After playing the last match of her career, Serena paid a heartfelt tribute to her sister Venus. However, Serena recently revealed that Venus wants her to make a comeback on the WTA Tour.

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serena said, “She (Venus Williams) is not done yet. Thats only me. … She’s trying to get me, and I’m like, ‘No.'” The Williams sisters also played doubles together one final time at the 2022 US Open. However, their campaign ended in the first round of the tournament.

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