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May 4th, 2012
06:14 PM ET

Serena Williams on playing against her sister: "I'm really, really ruthless out on the court, but so is Venus"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., Piers Morgan laces up his tennis shoes, and volleys with women's great Serena Williams.

A 13-time Grand Slam Singles champion, Serena has also teamed with her sister Venus Williams to win 12 Grand Slam Doubles titles. And though the Williams sisters have met head-to-head 23 times professionally, Serena prefers to see her older sibling on the same side of the net:

"I hate playing against her. Sometimes we practice against her and she's amazing to practice against. But then I get competitive a little bit," reveals the 30-year-old. "Like the other day we were practicing together, and I was serving against her, and she was hitting winners, and I was so mad."

Pressured by the host to predict the winner in a life or limb battle, Serena reluctantly declares victory:

"I can't say I would lose," she tells Morgan. "I'm really, really ruthless out on the court, but so is Venus. So, I don't know. I can't sit here and say she would win. So I would say I would win. But I'm sure if she were sitting here she would say she would win."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m., as the most recent player to hold all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously, shows Morgan what it means to be "properly in love" on the tennis court.

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  1. Lloyd Rodgers

    Piers!

    Your tennis stroke is dreadful!.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Bobbi Crow

    anyone out there hear Serena show Piers her calming/sleeping/relaxation product, called "Sweet Cheeks" ?
    I'd love to know where to find them so I can try them myself...I googled Sweet Cheeks and the only response is a winery in Oregon!
    Feel free to email me about this relaxation product Serena and Piers chatted about- bobbicrow@aol.com Thanks!

    May 5, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Rosemonde

    Bobbi, they are called 'sleep sheets' not 'sweet cheeks'. Go to sheetsbrand.com

    May 5, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. John Ragsdale

    Greatness...has any lady tennis player had a greater variety of tennis court expletives? Or is she a lady?

    May 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dave

      I knew the Tea party would soon come here! Do you know that Federer cursed out an umpire during the 2009 USO FINAL and was fined? Just because she's black and a woman every mistake she makes is elevated more than others in the sport...now STFU

      May 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jay

    Of course Serena would win in a life-or-limb battle. Everyone knows Venus is the nuturing older sister.

    May 6, 2012 at 1:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    after spending an hour trying to get to the "EMAIL" and signing up. This is a joke. CNN has become an international pile of news. What would Ted Turner think. I was trying to comment on a "Pierce" segment which was a joke and had to go through "what I call a top secret clearance" just to comment. Yes, I am a veteran. This bull"""" is a joke. Please post this but I will not be back nor watch CNN anymore.

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