Venus Williams has always tended to be the more reticent sister in terms of giving out personal information in comparison to younger sister, Serena.
So it came as no surprise that her lips were locked when asked if she already knew that Serena was expecting a baby with fiance Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, during the Australian Open in January.
“Well, I don’t like to talk too much, so my mouth will always be shut,” Williams said, smiling. “But I’m definitely looking forward to it. I have no idea what the experience will be like because previously I became an aunt when I was very young and lived far away, across the country (in Florida), so it was a completely different experience than it will be this time.
“So I hope that I can live up to this job. I’ve got to get some confidence that I can do this. It’s all new for me. It’s a great journey.”
Asked what she anticipates her responsibilities might be as Aunt Venus and she admitted that’s her biggest concern.
“I don’t know yet, that’s the problem,” she said, laughing. “I don’t know how well I’m going to do, because I don’t know what to do. I think you just have to be ready, aware and alert. Then have a lot of diaper duty.”