Serena Williams’ elite mentality as a kid on becoming the GOAT narrated by former coach Rick Macci

Macci has recently posted on Twitter about an interview that Serena had when she was coming up the ranks at the age of 12.


Serena Williams’ elite mentality as a kid on becoming the GOAT narrated by former coach Rick Macci

(L-R) Serena Williams and Rick Macci. (credits: NPR, HITC)

Serena Williams, one of the greatest women’s tennis players of all time, has been at the helm of women’s tennis for a long time. It is no secret that the American has been quite dominating and intriguing on the court and has also been quite clear about her instincts right from a very young age. 

Having been coached by Rick Macci from a very young age, Macci talked about one of the most controversial interviews with Serena back in the day. 

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Macci has recently posted on Twitter about an interview that Serena had when she was coming up the ranks at the age of 12. He narrated the incident, revealing how clear she was about her intentions, despite being a kid.

She was asked by the interviewer about who she wanted to play in the coming days, and to Eveyrone’s shock, Serena answered with absolutely no hesitation that she wanted to face someone like herself. 

Without even thinking twice or taking the time to get her head straight, Serena wanted to battle against someone similar to her ability. Rick Macci tweeted on Thursday:

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he MOST EPIC ANSWER @serenawilliams Ever gave as a kid in an interview was at age 12 when asked who do You want to play like someday? With no Hesitation or Delay right from her championship heart, the Compton Crusher said and I quote I WANT PEOPLE TO PLAY LIKE ME SOMEDAY!

Serena Williams was clear with her intentions right from a young age:

Serena Williams was a player who rose to fame right from a very young age. Having been trained by her father, Serena always got her head straight and was mentally a beast.

In various past events, she has acted as a strong, mature woman despite being a young kid, and her accolades and achievements after several decades speak volumes about the long-held discipline

Serena Williams in action during a match. (credits: People)

During one of her interviews, she was asked about who she would want to be like and who she idolizes. She immediately said: 

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Well, I’d like other people to be like me. 

This is one of the many instances that prove what an athlete the 23-time Grand Slam winner was during her time and that her consistency for about three decades is no luck by any means.

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