LONDON — Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena.
Never a fan of losing to her sibling — who would be? — Serena cheated a tad every so often, lying about whether Venus’ shots landed in or out.
“That’s the past,” Serena jokes now with an eye roll. “I was young.”