Venus Williams' 1999 Interview Is A Reminder She's Always Been The S**t And She Always Knew It
The game may have changed, but not Venus' confidence.
June 02, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Tennis star Venus Williams entered the limelight of the athletic world as a young girl, breaking barriers as she and her sister Serena dominated the sport. Venus, however, is no stranger to the demands and rigors of being a young athletic star, consistently expressing her confidence in her winning ability.
In a resurfaced clip from a 1995 ABC News interview, an adolescent Venus is drilled with questions about her views on her competition by a reporter. After Venus shares that she feels "very confident” going up against a competitor, the white reporter asks her where her confidence might come from.
“You say it so confidently, why?” He asked.
“Cause I believe it,” Venus responded flatly.
“You’re dealing with a little black kid and her confidence let her be, leave her alone!”
When Richard Williams schooled a journalist on how to interview his daughter Venus ????
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