For almost 30 years, the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, were preparing themselves for tennis stardom and this 1991 clip from the Today Show is proof.
Today rereleased a 1991 video profile on the successful sisters Wednesday via Twitter, in which an 11-year-old Venus notes how she fell in the love with the sport. Serena, who was 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.”
A young @Venuseswilliams shares how she first fell in love with tennis on TODAY in 1991. #TODAYFlashback pic.twitter.com/KFZGqUu8pk
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 29, 2018