It would make some of us much more motivated to move — not speaking personally, just a hunch.
On Tuesday, 23-time major champion Serena joined big sister and former world No. 1 Venus on her Instagram live show, “Wellness with Venus” for a low-impact workout followed by a rapid fire Q&A segment.
If for the fact the 35-minute show was for a good cause — the tennis icons teamed up to raise awareness and money for Girls, Inc., a non-profit aiming to empower young girls to become leaders for the future — weren’t enough reason to be invested, the dynamic duo also got candid with one another, as sisters are wont to do. Here are five things we gleaned from the workout sesh:
Venus calls Serena’s daughter her ‘boss’ …
“So I got to the house and Olympia [Ohanian] right away said: ‘Come play with me!’ She jumped in and she got so upset that I couldn’t play because I was doing Instagram Live. … She’s my boss.” — Venus Williams
They have thoughts prior to on-court interviews …
“I don’t want to do this. … Sometimes I think ‘OK, don’t say that,’ because I’ll say anything. … I try to stay professional.” — Serena Williams
“I used to not like them. Now, I’m a loose cannon.” — Venus
“I’m a loose cannon too!” — Serena
Serena wasn’t super emotional after winning the 1999 US Open …
“I knew I was going to win before the tournament started. … I just had this sixth sense I was going to win the tournament. There was nothing that could stop me. … After I won it wasn’t like I was as like surprised as I thought I was going to be. And so then I had to like overreact. I was like: ‘OK, I’m gonna cry ’cause I should be crying, right?’ But it wasn’t like that emotional for me, ’cause it was like: ‘OK, I got this and I already knew I had it.'” — Serena
They don’t tell each other everything …
“In the 2008 Wimbledon semis I sprained my thumb but I couldn’t tell you, and I wanted to switch sides in doubles.” — Venus
“Meanwhile, I lost that final! If she had told me I would have hit to her backhand.” — Serena
Margaritas are Serena’s guilty pleasure …
“I’m a sucker for a margarita. I’ve been thinking about a margarita for two weeks. … Maybe after the Open I’ll have one.” — Serena