Serena Williams reveals key to her and Venus' longevity

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Serena Williams reveals key to her and Venus' longevity

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams insists her legacy is not something that she gives much attention. Williams is one of the greatest champions the game has ever seen but she insists she wants to be a good person off the court and to do good when there are no cameras to follow her.

"[My legacy is] something I don’t think about nor do I want. I don’t want to think about what I’m leaving," Williams said in an interview with fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar for their March 2022 issue, as quoted on Sportskeeda.

"I just think about who I am every single day behind closed doors and behind cameras. And that’s what I focus on”.

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"I am a dreamer, and I love Marvel. I think King Richard is like Iron Man and that there are still other stories around it.

The next, obviously, would be the Venus story, and then there’s always the story about our other three sisters, and then there’s like a mom, and then there’s the Serena story," Williams said. "When I look at it, I see it just encompassing this whole superhero kind of thing."

Serena, 40, and her 41-year-old sister Venus Williams became great champions and their father, Richard, has been given a lot of credit for the success of his daughters. Serena says tennis was never a burden for her and Venus and that's one of the main reasons why they are still active.

"A lot of people get this different story of sports fathers—especially tennis fathers, who are really overbearing. And that wasn’t necessarily my dad," Serena said. "Everyone’s like, ‘Well, how do you play tennis for so long?’ It’s because we weren’t raised in an environment where it was something that we abhorred."

Unfortunately, both Serena and Venus were forced to skip the Australian Open. Serena Williams hasn't played since retiring her first round match at Wimbledon last year. Serena Williams, 40, has indicated that she plans to make a comeback at some point in 2022.