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Venus and Serena Williams continue African tour

posted 3 Nov 2012, 09:34 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 3 Nov 2012, 09:35 ]

Venus and Serena Williams continue tour of Africa with trip to Soweto

SOWETO, JOHANNESBURGSOUTH AFRICA (NOVEMBER 3, 2012) (REUTERS) -  Venus and Serena Williams arrived in Johannesburg for the second leg of their African tour on Saturday (November 3), and took part in a tennis clinic in Soweto.

The sisters put youngsters through their paces, and also took part in a game against wheelchair players.

"We are looking forward to all the things we are going to do today, the tennis clinic, we are looking forward to the match of course, and of course we are looking forward to doing some tourist things in the few hours we have free," Venus Williams told reporters at a news conference.

"We are going to do our best to enjoy every single moment here in South Africa."

The sisters have already spent a few days in LagosNigeria, where as well as coaching some of the city's children, they took part in an exhibition match

"Now we are here in South Africa we want to do the same exact thing, have fun, empower people, empower kids, empower women, empower everyone, and we are feeling that us being here, we have an opportunity to do that," Serena Williams said at the same media event.

"We are really honoured to be here and we are really excited for having this opportunity to break the mould here in South Africa and we hope that we can continue to do this year after year."

After the news conference, both sisters took part in a coaching clinic.

The presence of the multiple grand slam winners certainly seemed to inspire some of the children, who got the rare opportunity to meet their idols in person.

"I feel so happy, it is like a dream come true because I have been waiting for this moment for a very long time," Madatho Mokgale told Reuters Television.