Serena Williams has just won her seventh Australian Open, but to the keep the title, she had to defeat her older sister, Venus. How do these two women maintain their innate blood ties while competing in professional sports?
First of all, it must be stated that both individuals are superb athletes. Our intention is not to determine who is the best player or better sister. We are examining their separate natures and separate Dayology signatures to understand how this sisterly relationship operates. The lives of these two women have been intimately intertwined throughout their childhood.
Both women have stated that their professional rivalry has been long and uncomfortable. As home schooled children they were separated from other children as they began their tennis careers. Their parents were criticized for pushing them too hard or too fast. Venus is quoted as saying “My parents told me I’d be No. 1 in the world. I was brainwashed.” Serena’s steady reply was “I think for Venus and I, we just attempted a different road, and it worked for us.“
The Wikipedia entry on the Williams Sisters states that it is unlikely that two top professionals could emerge from the same family and then compete against one another. The question is if one top tennis player can be produced by dedicated training and family motivation, then can two extraordinary athletes be created at the same time? The answer is yes, if the interaction between two individuals is positive, simultaneous training can be of mutual benefit.
Venus and Serena is a documentary was made in 2013 about the lives of these two professional athletes. “It’s an obvious topic because they are two incredible women who changed a sport. They broke just about every barrier as African-American sisters when they became number one and number two in the world in tennis,” asserted the filmmakers, “It’s the great American story rich with sisterhood, family, race, hard work and tenaciousness.” The Williams sisters signed off from this project before it was finished but it remains a good record of their sport lives.
Although their rivalry continues and the sisters are fierce in competition, we are told that they remain personally very close. Perhaps it feels rotten to lose, but maybe it’s not so bad to lose to your well prepared and equally deserving sister. The following remark was made in 2015 by Serena as the two were about to compete. “I just feel like no matter what happens, we’ve won. She’s been through a lot, I’ve been through a lot. A Williams is gonna win the tournament.“
#27 TUE GEM
#79 SAT LIB
Venus Williams was born on a Tuesday in the zodiac sign of Gemini. The INNER SELVES of those born on Tuesday are colored by an assertive attitude toward life. They notice and respond quickly toward challenges. Her OUTER SELF is ruled by Mercury heightens her perception and tightens her response time. She is potentially good with words. Her #27 TUE GEM Dayology Signature gives her everything an athlete would need to win in any number of competitive sports.
Serena Williams was born on a Saturday in the zodiac sign of Libra. Those born on Saturday have Saturn as their INNER RULER. They can be deadly serious and possess great endurance. Venus is the ruler of her of her OUTER SELF which softens these personal qualities in her relationships, but definitely not in the performance of sports. Her #79 SAT LIB Dayology signature shows that she often responds emotionally and even heroically to challenges.
Serena and Venus are not much alike, but in competing professionally with one another, they have provided each other with excellent experiences. The INNER energies of Saturn and Mars pit them against each other, forcing them to draw upon their spiritual resources. Their Sun Signs in the air element (Libra and Gemini) provide them with an openminded OUTER perspective regarding their birth connections and the ephemeral nature of worldly competition.
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