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Venus Williams paved the way for female athletes, including Serena

Venus Williams is featured in The New York Times Magazine, in a wonderfully written story entitled: The lengthy piece written by Elizabeth Weil covers the American’s current tennis career that is still going pretty strong, 25 years after her pro debut, as well as her beginnings that actually date back to the time before she was even born, when her father Richard wrote a 78-page playbook to make his children tennis champions.

Venus Williams portrait

Venus Williams was never just a player. Her job was never simply to swing a racquet and win sets, though that was required.