Coach Rick Macci says Venus Williams was "never ever" jealous of her younger sister Serena Williams. Venus, who is 43 years old, is 15 months older than Serena. When coach Macci was contacted by Richard Williams one day, he was told that there were two unbelievably talented girls.
Macci coached the Williams sisters for four years in their childhood and the rest is history as they became two all-time greats. Although Venus also achieved a major success in tennis, Serena still had far more success. "Was asked if Venus Williams was EVER jealous of Serena Williams because the younger Compton Comet became better.
Easiest question about the Goat family to answer. NEVER EVER. Two Peas in a Pod like the world has NEVER EVER SAW and the inspiring story that says it ALL," Macci wrote on X.
Easiest question about the Goat family to answer. NEVER EVER. Two Peas in a Pod like the world has NEVER EVER SAW and the inspiring story that says it ALL. — Rick Macci (@RickMacci) November 30, 2023
Coach Macci says Venus Williams was never jealous of Serena
Since their childhood, the Williams sisters have kept a very strong relationship and been close to each other.
After Serena's retirement, nothing changed in that aspect as they are still keeping in touch regularly. In August, Serena was one of the first to text Venus after her sister beat Veronika Kudermetova in Cincinnati and clinched her first top-20 win since 2019.
“She texted me after. She had a lot of encouraging words to say. She just is encouraging me to, you know, just to rise to be my best, because she believes in me and she knows what I have inside of me. It's nice to have obviously her, because she knows and she knows what position I'm in and what it's like to be in this position.
She knows what it's like to have something to give, but, like, you just need that opportunity. So, it's nice that she believes in me,” Venus revealed after her Cincinnati win.