“We changed the sport” – Serena Williams explains how she and her sister Venus Willimas changed people’s perception of tennis

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The names, Venus and Serena Williams will forever remain immortal in the history of tennis books. No one can deny their contribution to the sport, both on and off the pitch. From growing up in suburban Compton to becoming world champions, they’ve done it all. The Williams sisters are truly pioneers of women’s tennis in America and also in the world.

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Serena and Venus both became world No. 1 in the rankings and won multiple Grand Slam champions. In the recent interview with CNN, Serena talked about a lot of things about her career. She talked about the diversity encountered during their playing careers and how they changed people’s perceptions.

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – AUGUST 13: Serena Williams serves during her match against Venus Williams during the Top Seed Open – Day 4 at Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Serena Williams talked about changing people’s perceptions

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In the recent interview with CNN host Christiane Amanpour, Serena Williams talked about how she and Venus transformed the history of tennis; While making their mark in the fashion world.

“We changed from being two great black champions to being the best ever, period. And that’s what we’ve done. We took away the color and we became the best”, Serena noted in a powerful statement.

“We changed the sport, we changed the fashion, we changed the way people think, we changed the way people think in business. Before playing tennis, we wanted to do something different, it was frowned upon and now I have two amazing businesses. One, we came to talk about Serena Ventures and it was all because of what we did to change the sport,” Serena also said.

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“We never looked at it as a color thing…we knew we were entering an all-white sport, but for us it felt like we were entering tennis and we were here to win. And yes we had to play harder we had to be better but it made us better and at the end of the day every time we faced a challenge and every time we overcame that challenge it created Venus and Serena . Serena added.

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Serena doesn’t give up on her dream

The last time we saw Serena perform was at Wimbledon Last year. After dropping out on the first lap due to injury, we never saw Serena again on the circuit. However, in that same interview, she hinted that she was not giving up on her dream of nabbing Margaret Court’s 24th Grand Slam title.

Notably, Australian legend Margaret Court has won 24 Grand Slam titles, and Serena has 23 now. The American hasn’t won a Grand Slam since the 2017 Australian Open, although she had four chances to do so.

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Will Serena be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title in 2022? Let us know in the comments.

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