Venus & Serena on the cover of NYT’s magAugust 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Posted in magazine industry, pop culture | Leave a comment
Tags: grand slams, new york times magazine, serena, sibling rivalry, tennis, venus, williams sisters, wilson tennis racket, wooden racket
Without a doubt, my favorite sport has remained Tennis. Some of my earliest memories are of my mom playing tennis with her fabulous wooden Wilson racket, while my sister and I sat on the sidelines. I remember when the Williams sisters began playing grand slams. It was Venus who was the first to make her debut and then Serena quickly followed. I secretly have always been a bigger Venus fan, only because I’m an older sister myself and still feel the oldest should automatically win at everything. :) Kind of like how I felt entitled to sit in the front seat of the car growing up — just because of my age. (Oldest siblings, can you sympathize?) I’ve watched the Williams girls go from gangly teens to graceful women dominating the sport. I’ve never grown tired of seeing their sibling rivalry combined with complete affection for one another and feel a rather kinship towards them. On the cover of New York Times Magazine, they stand united, holding hands, and looking confidant as sisters, best friends, with a look in their eyes that says to me “I know what your next move is.” Which I can totally relate to with my own sister.