Venus said, "Serena, you take my money—you go eat." And it was fried chicken day at school! Oprah: Does coming from such a strong family help you handle the criticism that comes with living in the public eye? " Most of the lies people tell about us are eventually washed away, so they don't bother me. Oprah: With all that's been said and written, is there one thing people most often misunderstand about you?
And whatever anyone may think of Richard, one truth is tough to refute: When it came to his girls' future, he called it right.
Venus and Serena were just 13 and 12 when Richard declared they would one day be the top two tennis players in the world. Serena: I knew it was different, but I didn't expect it to make such a big hit as it did. Do you always pay a lot of attention to what you'll wear in the finals? If I don't wear something I feel confident in, I don't play as well. Getting back to tennis, how do you prepare for competition? Of course, you must have a lot of physical skill, but you can't play tennis well and not be a good thinker.
Oprah: Preparing for the finals at Wimbledon, do you think about going in and slamming each other? If I'm going out to play Serena, I've got my game plan, and I know what I have to do to be successful. I hate seeing children argue with their parents and siblings on TV. I want to be a good example for my family and of my religion. Oprah: And being connected to the essence of who you are? Even after you become a doctor, you have to continue studying. You study and learn—and then you don't just give it up and put it in the cupboard.
Serena: No, I just think about what I'm going to do on the court, technique-wise. After all those years of practice, that is your moment, so you have to take it. Oprah: Some have said there's no passion when you two play each other. I don't have anything to say if someone believes we aren't passionate enough. When I was single, my fridge was always empty—I ate a lot of Raisin Bran for dinner. That sends the message that you're not supposed to get along. I also want to be proud of who I am and to know exactly what I want. You keep reading every day, and you become stronger as you make it part of your life.
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Venus and I decided that when we got there, we'd also be able to speak French. That doesn't always happen, but that's what I try for.
Oprah: Venus, I know you've started an interior design business called V Starr Interiors. Oprah: Years ago, your father predicted you'd become the top two players in the world. Serena: One day my dad just said to each of us, "Go ahead—pick a tournament you want to win." Venus: I said Wimbledon. Venus: We've been training and playing full-time since we were 18 and 19.
They're young, they're powerful, and they've got bodies of steel.