From the moment they hit the tennis court, the Williams sisters provoked reactions. Some admired their tenacity and drive, and their spectacular talent. Others were resentful and suspicious, or outright racist in response to the arrival of two powerful black women on the professional tennis circuit. And then, in 2011, the pair faced one of their most challenging years: Venus faced an autoimmune disorder that threatened to stop her in her tracks, while Serena struggled to recover from a pulmonary embolism. But throughout, these loving sisters had one another to lean on.
Venus and Serena takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. With unprecedented access, the film tells the inspiring story of how these two women, against all odds, but with the help of visionary parents, made it to the top.