Serena wins the U.S. Open quarterfinal against her sister Venus. 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Serena is 16-11 in their all-in-the-family matches, including 9-5 in majors and 3-2 at the U.S. Open. Serena:
Obviously we are very, very tough competitors on the court, but once the match is over, the second it’s done, you know, we’re sisters, we’re roommates, and we’re all that.
They both played their best. If they were feeling uncomfortable with playing each other, they could not play at that level.
Serena talks about women in tennis gaining equal prize money, her grand slam titles and her rivalry with sister, Serena. Venus:
In tennis they love to try and retire you immediately.
Venus sits down with Wendy and talks fashion, dating, height issues and her athletic clothing line. Venus:
I always design my own things.
Venus speaks about the new Bill Cosby song that was written for her and Serena. She comments on being a role model and future competitions. Venus:
I definitely would love to play at least one more Olympics.
The sisters talk about the French Open, losing to younger sibling Serena, being ranked 1 and 2 as the first African-Americans in history and the impact of the game. Serena:
Once the match is over we are family and friends again but during the match we are competitors.
Venus and Serena talk about what they want to accomplish from playing tennis, family bonding, and their enjoyment of the game. Serena:
I love to compete, I love nothing more than going out there and coming off with the win.
Serena and Venus practice at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy in Florida. They express future dreams and practice with their father and coach, Richard Williams. Richard:
Serena will probably be a better player than Venus.