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‘When I tasted the liquor…’ – ‘Jehovah’s Witness’ Serena Williams once delved into her ‘rebellious’ phase and how her mother’s guidance shaped her

Venus and Serena Williams established a legacy in women’s tennis and gave the sport a makeover. However, it was not easy. The two sisters followed the guidelines that their parents set for them. Richard Williams and Oracene Price mentored their two daughters. However, Serena confessed in an old interview that she went rogue in her life twice.

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But he also mentioned that he was always obedient. Let’s see what he did.

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Serena Williams turned rebellious twice in her life

The 23-time Grand Slam champion was always a dutiful daughter; following the guidelines set by her parents. However, the younger of the two legendary Williams sisters also had her own rebellious moments. In 2018, after giving birth to Olympia, she said: “Obedience brings protection; that’s what my mom told me. That’s straight out of the Bible, and she wrote it down on paper and gave it to me.”

US Open Tennis Tournament 2019 – Day eleven. Serena Williams of the United States celebrates her win against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine by hitting balls to the spectators after the Women’s Singles Semifinal match at Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the National Tennis Center Billie Jean King of the USTA on September 5th, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Serena detailed her experience and said, “I was always obedient: Everything my parents told me to do, I did. There was no discussion.” However, he also accepted that he might have deviated a bit in the middle. She said, “Maybe I had a little rebellious phase in my 20s when I first tried the liquor.”

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Other than that, he said, “Maybe having a baby on the tennis tour is the most rebellious thing I could do.” If bringing Olympia into the world was the most rebellious thing Serena had ever done, we can believe her when she says that she has always been an obedient daughter.

Serena and her elegant journey towards retirement

Serena Williams retired with one of the most glorious tennis records in sports history. With 23 Grand Slam titles and 73 singles titles, her career numbers will remain a distant dream for many professional players. However, Serena, after her victory at the Australian Open in 2017, did not win another Grand Slam title. After her hamstring injury at Wimbledon last year, the American player returned in the grass-court season, where she faced a first-round loss.

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But that was not the case when he played at the US Open. He advanced to the third round and retired amidst the glory and tribute he received from his home crowd.

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