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Venus Williams Is “So Excited” for Sister Serena Williams After Engagement

Venus Serena WilliamsMELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy alongside Venus Williams of the United States, posing with the runners up plate after the Women's Singles Final on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

That’s sisterly love. Tennis champion Venus Williams finally opened up about sister Serena William’s engagement to Alexis Ohanian and their upcoming wedding .

“I am so exited for Serena,” Venus said this week to People. “She is so prolific on the court, but now I am happy to watch her prepare for her wedding!”

Serena and Reddit co-founder Ohanian got engaged over the holidays. The tennis champion and future bride fittingly took to Reddit to announce the news last December after Ohanian proposed during a surprise getaway in Rome.

Serena Williams / Reddit

Photo courtesy of Serena Williams / Reddit

The newly-engaged athlete subsequently told Australian show The Project that she’ll be doing the heavy lifting ahead of her wedding day—not that she actually minds.

“I do event planning all the time actually,” the world’s top-ranked female tennis player told the outlet. “I do events every year. I do everything from the food to the looks to everything… I think, in a different life, I was a wedding planner. Or just an event planner.”

Venus, meanwhile, isn’t entirely clear yet of her role in the nuptials. “We are not sure what is happening with who doing what yet,” she concluded Monday to People. “You know there are a lot of sisters in our family! But I am looking forward to doing whatever Serena asks.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.