Serena Williams: 'My dad always put God first, then family, then tennis'


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Serena Williams: 'My dad always put God first, then family, then tennis'

Serena Williams and Venus Williams had a particular childhood. Their father Richard teached them to play tennis, but at the same time, they had to give priority to Jehovah. 'Our dad said always put God first and then family and then tennis', said Serena in an interview to GQ Magazine.

'And I remember being so young and not understanding, because I was like, 'We want to do tennis first.' He's like, 'No, God always comes first, followed by your family. And then after that it's tennis.' I thought that was interesting.

I never forgot that. I kind of always lived by that. And I think that's what made me and my sister such rounded people.' Serena's mom Oracene and Venus live near Serena, but not in the same house. "I moved out, like, three years ago.

I was like, 'Venus, I'm never going to have a serious relationship if we're roommates forever.' It was hard for me the first six months. I still stayed in our house. It was like, 'This is my bed!' But then, slowly, it got easier.

Now she's always over here. She doesn't keep anything in her house, so she always comes over here and gets food. It's honestly pathetic, but we're really close", concluded Serena. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title