The older sister of the Williams appeared on the cover of Paper Magazine, prompting responses from various tennis players such as Naomi Osaka, Coco Gauff, and Reilly Opelka, among others. In the publication, she spoke about her new project of restoring the childhood home of the late singer Nina Simone, who passed away in 2003.
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On the cover of the magazine, the 7-time Grand Slam champion posed in a white dress that contrasts with the blue background, and she also had blue accents on her nails and hair, which she shared on her social media.
Her sister Serena posted Venus' post on her Instagram stories, in which she talks about the history of underrepresented communities and the significant legacy that Simone left behind, transcending the 20 years since her death.
"There would be no me without women like Nina," Venus Williams said. "She broke so many barriers; she opened so many doors and sacrificed so much. There were so many other artists at that time who weren't willing to make those sacrifices," said Venus on the interview.
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The 42-year-old tennis player revealed that if she hadn't pursued tennis, she would probably have been involved in the world of arts:
"If I hadn't been an athlete, I would have landed in the arts somehow," she said. "It's hard to say what would have happened but that's how it feels in my heart. I went to lots of art schools. I went to fashion school. I went to interior design school. I was always in school," concluded Venus Williams.