Venus Williams, the 42-year-old American tennis professional is undoubtedly one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. With 7 grand slam titles to her name, Venus Williams has had a huge impact on women’s tennis. Just like her younger sister Serena, Venus Williams was also a force to be reckoned with back in her prime.
Recently Venus Williams partnered up with French fashion company Lacoste. The latter shared a video on their Instagram handle as they collaborated with Venus Williams for the launch of their new clothing line. In the video, Venus talks about how sports and life closely tied together.
She says, “Life is sports and Sports is life. It’s about experiences. Making the time for those you love. It’s about making my life bigger. Forge your own path and see where that takes you.”
Venus Williams looks up to younger sister Serena Williams
40-year-old Serena Williams recently retired from professionaly playing tennis. Her comeback to the sport is still in question but Williams announced that the US Open would be the final tournament of her career. Serena received a massive reception at Flushing Meadows a few weeks ago as she bowed out of the tournament in the third round to Ajla Tomljanovic.
Venus Williams also admitted to looking up to Serena as a source of insipration. In a recent interview, she said, “She’s been my role model. No one knows more what I’m going through then she does. She’s someone who understands me without even saying a word, I know that it’s unusual to have a sibling in sports, but it is the only experience I know so I can’t imagine not having one. From what I understand, 99 percent of people do it alone but I never had to.”
Both the Williams sister will be leaving a huge mark on tennis after both of them retire. The two sisters have revolutionized women’s tennis and have inspired a generation of players.