American soccer superstar Megan Rapinoe has a great level of respect and admiration for what Serena and Venus Williams have achieved. Recently, Rapinoe shared an Instagram post featuring the Williams sisters, and put a nice caption on it.
The Williams sisters came from a long way and will go down as two all-time greats. Rapinoe is grateful to the Williams sisters for paving the way for women athletes in the United States. Serena Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam champion, while Venus Williams has seven Majors.
"They have been through s--- we could never imagine, rose up, and created big bag empires, and paved the way for every one of us coming behind them. Venus and Serena you all. Wow!" Rapinoe captioned the post.
The Williams sisters hailed by Will Smith
Famed Hollywood actor Smith played the role of Richard Williams in King Richard.
During his acceptance speech after winning the 2022 Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor, Smith hailed the Williams sisters. "Thank you very much [for the award]. I am here tonight with Venus and Serena Williams and their sister Isha [Price].
I really want to say to all of [them], thank you for entrusting me with your story," Smith said. "You all define the American dream. You represent the best of what we all hope this world and this country can be."
The Williams sisters weren't given anything but they gave their absolute best and became one of the greatest players in tennis history. "I saw the secret, scary hard places you went to on that court, and you smiled and you did your job.
Well, Serena Williams did not smile all the time on the court but that was a part of it," Smith said. "What you were able to do and what your family was able to do inspired everyone in this room, everyone in this country and everyone around the world."