She’s one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
And Serena Williams never did it for the money, according to a new interview with Uninterrupted.
The 35-year-old champion revealed that she didn’t even bother to memorialize her first check for $1 million in winnings.
‘I never touched it’ she began, referencing her first big time payment.
‘I just put it in the bank’ she continued, before admitting ‘I just remember I went through the drive-thru to deposit my check. They were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this.’ So I ended up going inside.’
It seems she truly had no interest in the funds, as she has no record of receiving the epic amount.
‘I should have taken a picture of it. Selfies didn’t exist back then,’ she lamented.
Money never seemed to figure into the athlete’s mind as she continued to destroy opponents and set records during her career.
‘I’ve actually never played for money,’ she confirmed ‘I thought you would just go out there and you would hold a trophy.’
Indeed, she wasn’t actually aware of how the funds were even distributed to winning players.
‘Not once did I think about a check. In fact, when I first turned pro, you had to go pick up your check,’ she recalled.