Serena Williams: 'I have never checked my bank account'- View: 17035 by Gatto Luigi
Serena Williams earned $27 million in the last year and also more than 84$ million career prize money, but for her money was never a motivation to have a longer career. 'I've actually never played for money — I just thought you would go out there and hold a trophy', the 23-time Grand Slam champion said on "Kneading Dough".
She also told sports business manager Maverick Carter that until recently, she didn't know how much she earned in career: 'Not once did I think about a check. I just played for the love of the sport', said Serena, who also deposited one million dollar recently into her bank account.
'I never touched [the money] — just put it in the bank. And I remember I went through the drive-thru to deposit my check, and then they were like, 'I think you need to come in for this,' and so I ended up going inside … 'Just put it in my account!' But it didn't happen by chance that she is not really motivated by money.
It was all about the education she received from her parents. 'I never ever felt broke. Looking back, I'm like, wow, we lived in a two-bedroom house with seven people ... I don't know how my parents were able to make me feel that way, but they did, and that was something really special.
So I never felt when I came into money that I needed to go buy this [or that] because I never wanted it, so it was a great way [to grow up]. Since I was a teenager I've made every financial decision in my life, and I've had to learn how to make good ones and how to make bad ones, and it helps you make better ones.' Williams finally spoke about Andy Murray, who corrected a journalist in press conference at Wimbledon showing how much he takes care about women.
'I do not think there is a woman player who is not totally supportive of Andy Murray', Serena admitted. 'He has spoken up for women's issues and women's rights, especially in tennis, forever.
He has done it again. He has such a wonderful mother, who has been such a strong figure in his life and he has done so much for us on our tour. We love Andy Murray.' ALSO READ: McEnroe: 'Serena Williams asks for privacy, then she poses for Vanity Fair' .