by Katie Carman-Lehach
There's no greater American success story than that of the Williams sisters: Venus and Serena, born a year apart but basically twins, who grew up in the rough & tumble neighborhood of Compton, California only to become two of the highest ranking female tennis players in history. But their success has not come for free, and this new documentary from directors Michelle Major and Maiken Baird, takes us behind the scenes and beyond the hype to learn the true story of these incredible athlete warriors. Contributing writer Katie Carman-Lehach had the opportunity to sit down with the directors recently to get the lowdown on what it was really like to spend so much time with the Williams sisters, what they found most surprising about their relationship, and also what their experience has been like as female filmmakers producing this female-centric doc.
Jacqueline Lee Katz