We always knew that sisters and tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams were the pinnacle of athletic achievement. Now we know they are also the ultimate siblings.
According to Elite Daily, after Serena won the Australian Open — and her 23rd Grand Slam title — over Venus in the championship match, Venus made it clear that she is her sister’s biggest supporter and most ardent fan.
Taking the podium after the match, Elite Daily says Venus began a short speech by acknowledging Serena as her “little sister,” stirring applause from the crowd. But then Elite Daily reports Venus let the world know just how proud she is of her sister:
“Congratulations Serena on number 23, I have been right there with you. Some of them I have lost against you. I guess that’s weird but it’s true. But it’s been an awesome thing, your win has always been my win, I think you know that. And all the times I wouldn’t be there, couldn’t be there or didn’t get there, you were there. I’m enormously proud of you, you mean the world to me.”
Following Venus’s speech, Serena returned the love and admiration back to her sister.
“There is no way I would be at 23 without her, there is no way I would be at one without her, there’s no way I would have anything without her,” she said, according to Elite Daily. “She is my inspiration.”
And they are both our inspirations. Congratulations to them both.