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See Venus Williams look back with humor and candor at her very first US Open back in 1997

Venus Williams played and lost in the first round of the US Open, a tournament she has won twice and been the runner-up twice. At 42, not sure if she will be playing next year but she and younger sister, Serena WIlliams, are playing doubles together with their opening match tomorrow night.

So came across this video today that has Venus looking back at her very first US Open in 1997 – 25 years ago! She had just turned 17 and made it all the way to the finals with Serena cheering her on from the stands.

This is great because Venus is relaxed and funny and just overall terrific. Because Serena is such an icon, Venus doesn’t always get her due as a future Hall of Fame who was world number one, has won five Wimbledons and four Olympic gold medals.

But she doesn’t seem to mind. She seems pretty darn well-adjusted and happy.

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