Oprah Talks to Venus and Serena Williams
Oprah: Serena, people are still talking about that catsuit you wore to the U.S. Open. Did you expect it to get so much attention?
Serena: I knew it was different, but I didn't expect it to make such a big hit as it did.
Venus: A hairdresser at a salon in New York told me that Serena's catsuit was making gay men turn straight! People couldn't get enough of it.
Oprah: It was pretty fierce! Do you always pay a lot of attention to what you'll wear in the finals?
Venus: Definitely. If I don't wear something I feel confident in, I don't play as well.
Oprah: What message are you trying to communicate with your bold outfits?
Venus: Along with our best game, we want to bring our personalities onto the court. How we dress says a lot about how we feel and who we are.
Oprah: Venus, don't you design your own line of clothing for Wilsons Leather?
Venus: That's my other job. Serena and I went to fashion design school, so we're not just walking around saying, "We want to be fashion girls." We're actually educated in the matter.
Oprah: You're quite educated, period. I thought it was classy of you to accept your award in French at the French Open.
Venus: Thank you.
Serena: When we were younger, we watched a tennis player do the same after winning the French Open. Venus and I decided that when we got there, we'd also be able to speak French.
Oprah: Venus, I know you've started an interior design business called V Starr Interiors.
Venus: My mom has been worried about me because I've been working overtime to get the company going—I have to work hard if I want it to be successful. The first couple of months were tough, but now I finally have some help.