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Why Serena Williams wants to see the Campbell sisters win in Rio

“Family first”: Serena William’s has some advice to Australia's Campbell sisters.

Australian sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell swam their way into the history books on the first night of the Rio Olympics in the women’s 100m freestyle relay and now another Olympic champ, Serena Williams has offered some advice for the sporty sisters.
Serena, who has an athletic rivalry with older sister Venus Williams, was fresh from defeating Aussie tennis player Daria Gavrilova when she was asked what guidance she would give the swimming siblings.
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While Serena had to be told who the Campbell sisters were, and what sport they competed in, the world no. 1 was generous in her response.
"Are they competing against each other? What sport?," Williams asked after her two set victory against Gavrilova on Sunday.
"Oh that's cool. Well I hope they can get gold and silver - I always root for sisters. As long as there are no Americans in there. They've just got to leave it all out in the pool and once they get out of the pool, family first."
The Campbell girls will likely to go head-to-head against each other in the 50m and 100m freestyle finals in Rio later in the week.
Bronte spoke of her elation after the gold medal victory in Rio.
"It doesn't get better than that," Bronte said.
"There is nothing better than this in our sport, this is it, and I can't believe we finally achieved it after all these years of dreaming of it.
The pair's mother Jenny Campbell called the win "unbelievably special".
"It was terrible before and during it, my heart rate was probably about 300," she said.
"It was just so exciting and all four girls did really, really well. It has been many years in the making.
"I'm going to have two daughters together on a stamp—that is so cool."

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