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Serena And Venus Williams Prepare For Tennis Stardom In Unearthed 1991 Video

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Posted on : September 1, 2018

Serena and Venus Williams were always destined for tennis greatness, and this archive footage proves it.

The “Today” show rereleased a 1991 video profile on the successful sisters Wednesday, in which an 11 year old Venus notes how she fell in the love with the sport. Serena, just 9 at the time, is also seen hitting balls in the clip.

“I think when I was 5 years old, that’s when I think I started liking it a lot,” says Venus in the video, which is now going viral. “I really started getting serious when I was 7. I think first it was my dad and my mom and my family, going out there to help me and push me.”

Check out the video here:

And see more photographs of the sisters in 1991 below:

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Venus Williams practices her game in Compton, California, in 1991.

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Venus Williams pictured during practice in 1991.

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Venus Williams was just 11 years old when this photograph was taken.

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Richard Williams practices with his daughter, Serena Williams, in 1991.

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Richard Williams, center, with his daughters Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams, right, in 1991.

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Sisters Serena, left, and Venus Williams shake hands after a game in 1991.

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Richard Williams with his young daughter Venus Williams.

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Richard Williams practices with his daughter Venus in 1991.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/serena-venus-williams-throwback-video_us_5b87a716e4b0511db3d4e49e

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