(Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) Designer Serena Williams takes a bow following the Serena Williams Signature Statement by HSN fashion show during the Spring 2016 Style 360 on September 15, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images) Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Madison Keys, Nick Kyrgios, Maria Sharapova, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Genie Bouchard, Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov, and John Mc Enroe attend Nike’s ‘NYC Street Tennis’ event on August 24, 2015 in New York City.
Oprah: With such a busy schedule, is anybody dating anybody? Maybe some people can focus on two things at once, but I can't. Venus: There sure is a difference because I always want the best for Serena. Oprah: Do your strong bodies come just from playing tennis?
Venus: [Turns to her sister, laughing.] Is anybody dating anybody, Serena? As the older sister who took care of her, I still look out for Serena on the court—yet I'm trying to get the win myself. He is an unbelievable visionary—and I think Serena and I understood that even when we were small. He showed us how to serve—and we have the biggest serves in women's tennis. Venus: It might not seem fair, but we're just like this.
Venus and I decided that when we got there, we'd also be able to speak French. That doesn't always happen, but that's what I try for.
Oprah: Venus, I know you've started an interior design business called V Starr Interiors. Oprah: Years ago, your father predicted you'd become the top two players in the world. Serena: One day my dad just said to each of us, "Go ahead—pick a tournament you want to win." Venus: I said Wimbledon. Venus: We've been training and playing full-time since we were 18 and 19.
Venus said, "Serena, you take my money—you go eat." And it was fried chicken day at school! Oprah: Does coming from such a strong family help you handle the criticism that comes with living in the public eye? " Most of the lies people tell about us are eventually washed away, so they don't bother me. Oprah: With all that's been said and written, is there one thing people most often misunderstand about you?
Venus: When anyone is critical of what I do, I'm just motivated by it. Oprah: Aren't you amazed at the untruths that people can write about you?
Venus: My mom has been worried about me because I've been working overtime to get the company going—I have to work hard if I want it to be successful. Serena: I said Wimbledon, too, and he demanded that I pick another tournament. So after tennis, we'll be excited to see what it's like to have more free time.
The first couple of months were tough, but now I finally have some help. [Laughter.] Oprah: I can appreciate that—I tried, but you wouldn't give it up! Oprah: Serena, I read that you always tried to be Venus when you were younger. Oprah: Do you feel like you're on top of the world right now?
Start reading Oprah's interview with Venus and Serena Williams Note: This interview appeared in the March 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Venus: A hairdresser at a salon in New York told me that Serena's catsuit was making gay men turn straight! Oprah: What message are you trying to communicate with your bold outfits? You win or lose the match before you even go out there.
Oprah: Serena, people are still talking about that catsuit you wore to the U. Venus: Along with our best game, we want to bring our personalities onto the court. You also win with your reputation and how you played the day before.
We're definitely in a strange situation, one that no other player has been in. Oprah: Yes, and the fact that your dad taught himself how to play and then coached you is just amazing. Oprah: And when you're 5 and 6, you don't always want to be doing all that work, right? Fortunately, we listened to our parents, which I think is one reason we're blessed. We were brought up as Jehovah's Witnesses, so we have a strong spiritual background. Oprah: Do you worry about your health from January to November? The tennis does supplement it, but ever since Serena was small, she was— Oprah: Built!Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating