Venus Williams is “very co-dependent” on her sister Serena Williams.
The siblings have been leading figures in women’s tennis for more than two decades and explained the bond with her sister – who announced she was ‘stepping away’ from the sport earlier this year – is unbreakable.
Speaking in the latest issue of Glamor magazine, the 42-year-old star said: “Yeah, Serena and I are very co-dependent.
“We do the same thing as the other one. It just goes on and on, it’s an endless cycle – even when we were about eight years old and said, ‘I want to do this too!’
“But it’s more of a motivation and when I see it well, it’s my success. It’s also motivating for me and lets me know that I can do it too, and that’s how you have to look at success. others.”
Venus is amazed at how she and Serena have ‘elevated’ tennis with their success as she reflects on her professional debut at the age of 14.
The seven-time Grand Slam champion said: “At the time I didn’t know I was different and now I realize how different I was. But difference is what makes the world beautiful – and I think people can really see that now, in terms of what Serena and I have achieved in sport, and how elevated tennis, sport or even the world is. So different is the only way forward. “
The Williams sisters’ executive produced the Oscar-winning film ‘King Richard,’ which told the story of the couple’s rise to sporting greatness and saw Will Smith star as their father Richard Williams, and Venus says that the duo were inspired to make more films after the success of the project.
Venus said: “Yeah, we’re definitely producing more. We’re telling fantastic stories. I think we’ve found our niche a bit, so I want to keep going, and apart from that, Serena is doing venture capital.
“I sometimes go with her to conferences, although I don’t do venture capital. But I love watching her and everyone tells me how amazing she is.”
Read the full interview in Glamor UK’s October digital issue online now.