The American number one in men’s tennis and current number 20 of the ATP rankings Reilly Opelka talked about his relationship with the Williams sisters, tennis players, both Serena and Venus who have made history in the world of tennis.
Speaking in an interview, Reilly discussed the fact that Serena would not be able to win everything she has won without the help of her older sister Venus. Serena Williams won 23 Grand Slam events while her sister Venus stopped at seven Grand Slams.
Opelka, however, wanted to exalt Venus by making the following statements. He said: “Venus is a very bright woman as well as a fierce opponent. She is incredibly competitive, she never wants to lose and works in a different way than everyone else.
Venus does not tolerate defeat and does not even look too far after the victory, she just lives in the moment. I think if it weren’t for Serena, Venus would be the best tennis player ever. She is also a nice person, with a great sense of humor. Of course Serena also has great merits, but I think Serena Williams wouldn’t be what she is without her sister to her Venus.”
Venus Williams and the meeting with Maria Sharapova
Two historic champions such as Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova recently met off the Tour. It made an impression to note that Venus at 41 is still active in the circuit while Maria, at 34, has already left at the beginning of the 2020 season. The two met at the Met Gala and Venus’ nice words about Maria: “Both my sister and I told Maria that we were missing from the circuit and that we wished she was still on the Tour.
We were really happy to see her again, we laughed together and hugged each other but we wanted to give a message with our meeting: In the end, the moral is that despite the furious battle on the field, the respect between us was great and even today we still respect each other a lot. Venus also revealed that she told Maria that if she wants to think again she and Serena are waiting for her on the Tour.”