In a recent interview for her TIME cover story, Serena Williams went on to talk about her sister’s murder and how impactful it was to her.
Earlier this month, Serena Williams received the news that the man who killed her sister, Yetunde Price, in a 2003 drive-by shooting was released from prison for “good behavior.”
When she learned this news, she said that she couldn’t get the headlines out of her head and that she thinks about her sister’s children daily and how much she loves them.
Williams said that she still struggles trying to reach forgiveness, but she believes she will eventually.
“No matter what, my sister is not coming back for good behavior. It’s unfair that she’ll never have an opportunity to hug me,” she said. “But also…The Bible talks about forgiveness. I’m not there yet. I would like to practice what I preach, and teach Olympia that as well. I want to forgive. I have to get there. I’ll be there.”
Read the full cover story here.