"When it all began" - Venus Williams fondly looks back on her and Serena Williams' tennis journey as she revisits their childhood photoshoot

Venus Williams looks back on photo from 1994 (Source: GETTY)
Venus Williams looks back on a photo from 1994. (Source: GETTY)

Venus Williams recently revisited a picture of her and Serena Williams from 1994, when the two sisters had just entered their teenage years. The seven-time Major winner was admittedly ecstatic at finding the photo.

Williams is currently out of action for an indefinite period. The 43-year-old last made an appearance at the Sunshine Double in March; however, she failed to win a match, losing in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open to Nao Hibino and Diana Schneider, respectively.

It remains to be seen whether Venus Williams will be back on the WTA tour for the remaining two Majors of the year — Wimbledon and the US Open. However, the former World No. 1 has been active on social media during her downtime from tennis.

On Wednesday (June 11), she took to Instagram to treat her followers to an old picture of her and Serena Williams, where the sisters are sitting near the net of a tennis court with balls splattered all over.

The American also tagged the 23-time Major winner in her post, writing:

"Throwback to when it all began 💫🎾 @serenawilliams."

While Serena Williams hung up her racquet at the US Open two years ago, Venus Williams is still going strong. Although she is currently unranked, the seven-time Major winner gave a good account of herself in 2023, beating then-World No. 16 Veronika Kudermetova in the first round of the Cincinnati Open (which was also her last pro-tour victory).

Venus Williams on her own Barbie doll: "I’ve always been driven by the idea of shattering glass ceilings and staying true to myself"

Venus Williams at the 2024 Met Gala
Venus Williams at the 2024 Met Gala

Venus Williams recently received the honor of having her own Barbie doll from Mattel, one of the most iconic American multinational toy companies of all time. The figurine, which was made as part of the organization's 65th anniversary, features the American in a white outfit.

The seven-time Major winner later took to her Instagram reels to insist how Barbie's values were similar to those of her own.

"Throughout my career, I’ve always been driven by the idea of shattering glass ceilings and staying true to myself," Williams said in the Instagram reel in May. "And Barbie’s mission couldn't resonate more deeply with that ethos."

She further expressed happiness at getting the opportunity to inspire young girls across the world.

"I’m honored to be recognized as a sports role model and join forces with Team Barbie to continue empowering the next generation of young girls to never stop believing in their dreams," she added.

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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee
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