Venus & Serena Williams: “We Don’t Even Want To Lose One”
Nineteen years after Venus Williams debuted at 17 against Magdalena Gryzbowska and lost, then called herself “not too disappointed” with “many more to come,” and eighteen years after Serena Williams debuted at 16 against Laura Golarsa, won in straight sets and said, “I should have won more easily,” both Williams sisters are on their way to making history…again.
The unseeded American duo, who have won five Wimbledon doubles titles, triumphed 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 on Court One in their last tournament.
They will play Hungary’s Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in Saturday’s July 9th, final.
“It’s easy to be afraid,” Venus said. “You have to let fear go. Another lesson is you just have to believe in yourself. You just have to. There’s no way around it. You’ve got to believe in yourself. No matter how things are stacked against you, you just have to every time.”