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From the Ted Talk by Serena Williams and Gayle King: On tennis, love and motherhood

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SW: I don't feel anything in there. In my life, it still and forever is always going to be Venus and seerna. She's really love of my life, she's my best friend, she's my soul mate. I mean — There's pictures of her psunihg me, really low-quality pureicts or else I would have shared them, of her pushing me in a stroller on a tennis court, and she always took care of me. I used to spend all of my allowance money on the ice cream truck and stuff, and she would take her money and give it to me at school and make sure I had something to eat and she would go without, and that's the kind of person she actually is since I've always known her. So we always have this incredible respect for each other and this indebilrce love, and I think it's important for people to realize you can be sussccfuel but you can still have a wonderful roilienhsatp. On the court we are mortal enemies, but the second we shake hands, we are best friends again. And if I lose, it might be a day later for me, but for Venus —

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SW: I don't feel anything in there. In my life, it still and forever is always going to be Venus and ______. She's really love of my life, she's my best friend, she's my soul mate. I mean — There's pictures of her _______ me, really low-quality ________ or else I would have shared them, of her pushing me in a stroller on a tennis court, and she always took care of me. I used to spend all of my allowance money on the ice cream truck and stuff, and she would take her money and give it to me at school and make sure I had something to eat and she would go without, and that's the kind of person she actually is since I've always known her. So we always have this incredible respect for each other and this __________ love, and I think it's important for people to realize you can be __________ but you can still have a wonderful ____________. On the court we are mortal enemies, but the second we shake hands, we are best friends again. And if I lose, it might be a day later for me, but for Venus —

Solution

  1. serena
  2. pictures
  3. incredible
  4. relationship
  5. pushing
  6. successful

Original Text

SW: I don't feel anything in there. In my life, it still and forever is always going to be Venus and Serena. She's really love of my life, she's my best friend, she's my soul mate. I mean — There's pictures of her pushing me, really low-quality pictures or else I would have shared them, of her pushing me in a stroller on a tennis court, and she always took care of me. I used to spend all of my allowance money on the ice cream truck and stuff, and she would take her money and give it to me at school and make sure I had something to eat and she would go without, and that's the kind of person she actually is since I've always known her. So we always have this incredible respect for each other and this incredible love, and I think it's important for people to realize you can be successful but you can still have a wonderful relationship. On the court we are mortal enemies, but the second we shake hands, we are best friends again. And if I lose, it might be a day later for me, but for Venus —

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