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Lyndrea Price — Everything We Know about Venus and Serena Williams's Sister

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jul 20, 2022
03:15 A.M.
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Lyndrea Price is most famous for being the sister of two top tennis stars; however, she lives a private life and also has her voice and career. Lyndrea Price is most known for being the sister of Venus and Serena Williams. Here are details that stand out about her.

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In truth, she is their half-sister because they only share a mother. Her biological father passed away from a heart attack, after which her mom married Williams and welcomed more daughters with him. With such famous siblings, it is easy to focus more on them, but the other siblings are doing well for themselves.

Lyndrea is a very accomplished costume designer and has made her way into several Hollywood productions. In one podcast interview she did in the past, Lyndrea opened up about what growing up was like for her. She also spoke about finding her voice and why tennis is a part of her identity.

Lyndrea Price seen arriving at Wimbledon Day 3 on July 4, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Lyndrea Price seen arriving at Wimbledon Day 3 on July 4, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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WHO IS LYNDREA PRICE?

Lyndrea Price is the youngest daughter of Orascene Price and Yusef Rasheed. Before their separation, the couple had three kids, including Lyndrea and her two older sisters, Yetunde and Isha.

Orascene married Richard in 1980, after which she moved in with him in his Compton house. The two welcomed Serena and her sister, Venus.

A NY Times journalist who spoke with Lyndrea at some time in the past described her as the sweetest among all the girls in the family. She's a Jehovah's witness like her mom and siblings, and she resides in L.A.

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Before Serena and Venus were born, Richard and Orascene tried to make Lyndrea and her sister into tennis players, but they ultimately failed. Lyndrea only played the game at the college level but chose not to make it her career because she had no love for it.

Lyndrea was a good athlete who used to run tracks, but she was simply an athletic child. She and her sisters enjoyed playing sports but had no plans to dedicate their lives to any sport.

Since she struck out on her own, Lyndrea has made a name for herself as a creative. She has worked as a web designer, is involved with brand designing, and has been known to do some work with fashion brands such as Ember Lynn Designs.

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Singer Lyndrea Price waves to her half-sister American tennis star Venus Williams after she defeated Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during their match at the 119th Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, 25 June, 2005. | Source: Getty Images

Singer Lyndrea Price waves to her half-sister American tennis star Venus Williams after she defeated Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during their match at the 119th Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, 25 June, 2005. | Source: Getty Images

With how big her sisters have become, it is hard to remember how they fit into a family. But fortunately, there is a Hollywood Biopic titled "King Richard," which follows the story of Richard Williams and his plan to turn his daughters into big tennis successes.

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The family agreed to the script because they felt they had to determine the narrative and make sure things were told exactly how they happened. In addition, they made sure it reflected that Richard's dream was fulfilled through the family's efforts.

To that end, the members of the Williams family took part in the production in one way or the other. Lyndrea worked as a costumier, so she was always on set, which gave her family more assurance their story would be well told.

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WHO ARE LYNDREA PRICE PARENTS?

Lyndrea Price is the youngest daughter of Orascene Price and Yusef Rasheed. The pair were already parents to Yetunde and Isha when they welcomed Lyndrea, but they went their separate ways not long after her birth.

Orascene married Richard in 1980, after which she moved in with him in his Compton house. He assumed fatherly responsibilities for her three kids, and later on, they welcomed their kids, Serena and her sister, Venus.

By the time the girls were born, the three older girls had tried their hand at tennis and passed it up because they did not love it. Serena and Venus did.

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Oracene Williams watches her daughter Venus playing against Jane O'Donoghue of Britain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, 25 June 2002. | Source: Getty Images

Oracene Williams watches her daughter Venus playing against Jane O'Donoghue of Britain at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, 25 June 2002. | Source: Getty Images

An NYTimes journalist who spoke with Lyndrea at some point in the past described her as the sweetest among all the girls in the family. She's a Jehovah's witness like her mom and siblings, and she resides in L.A.

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Before Serena and Venus were born, Richard and Orascene tried to make Lyndrea and her sister into tennis players, but they ultimately failed. Lyndrea only played the game at the college level but chose not to make it her career because she had no love for it.

Lyndrea was a good athlete who was very fast because she used to run tracks, but she was just athletic rather than a woman working because she planned to dedicate her life to any sport. It is why she says she has no regrets when it comes to the topic of her dropping the bat. Since she struck out on her own, Lyndrea has made a name for herself as a creative.

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 Oracene Williams arrives to her seat at Centre Court to watch her daughters US sister Serena and Venus Williams playing the Women's Final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, 06 July 2002. | Source: Getty Images

Oracene Williams arrives to her seat at Centre Court to watch her daughters US sister Serena and Venus Williams playing the Women's Final at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, 06 July 2002. | Source: Getty Images

She has worked as a web designer, is involved with brand designing, and has been known to do some work with fashion brands such as Ember Lynn Designs. However, with how big her sisters have become, it is hard to remember how they fit into a family.

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Fortunately, there is a Hollywood Biopic titled "King Richard," which follows the story of Richard Williams and his plan to turn his daughters into big tennis successes. The family agreed to the script because they felt they had to declare the narrative and make sure things were told exactly how they happened.

They made sure it reflected how Richard's dream was fulfilled through the family's efforts. To that end, the members of the Williams family took part in the production in one way or the other. Lyndrea worked as a costumier, so she was always on set, which gave her family more assurance that their story would be told well.

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Venus Williams attends Serena's semifinal between her sisters Lyndrea Price (left), Isha Price (bottom) and their mother Oracene Price during day 11 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Venus Williams attends Serena's semifinal between her sisters Lyndrea Price (left), Isha Price (bottom) and their mother Oracene Price during day 11 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. | Source: Getty Images

WHO ARE LYNDREA PRICE'S SIBLINGS

Lyndrea has five other siblings, including Serena, Venus, Yetunde, Isha, and Richard Williams III. Yetunde was initially the oldest sibling, and Richard and Oracene raised her. She grew up to become a registered nurse, owned a hair salon, and even acted as a personal assistant to Serena and Venus at some point.

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She had three kids, Jeffrey, Justus, and Jair, with two different men, and Jeffrey was a product of her relationship with Jeffrey Johnson, while his brothers were born when she was with her ex-husband Byron Bobbitt. In addition, Isha has a successful life as a lawyer and producer.

She contributed her talent to the biopic Hollywood made of their family, but little else is known about her because she flies under the public radar most of the time. Richard Williams III is also a very private person. The only concrete thing fans know about him is that he is a product of his father's relationship with Betty Johnson.

The Price/Williams family: Lyndrea Price, Oracene Price, Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Yetunde Price pose for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

The Price/Williams family: Lyndrea Price, Oracene Price, Isha Price, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Yetunde Price pose for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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WHAT HAPPENED TO LYNDREA PRICE'S SISTER, YETUNDE?

Yetunde Price was shot and killed in Compton on September 14, 2003. Her killer was Robert Edward Maxfield, a member of the Southside Crips gang whose prosecutors allegedly argued that he opened fire in retaliation to who he thought were members of a rival gang when the couple passed by a drug house.

The gunfire that killed Yetunde had come cracking through a window of her white vehicle, then hit her in the back of the head. The man she had been with at the time, Rolland Wormley, had been the one driving.

They could not believe it when they were told their sister had been killed a mile and a half away from the tennis court where they learned the sport. One of the shooters was arrested on the day of the murder, but Maxfield remained at large until 2004.

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Yetunde Price during 2003 ESPY Awards - Press Room at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Yetunde Price during 2003 ESPY Awards - Press Room at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Three years later, Maxfield pleaded no contest and was reportedly charged with murder. He accepted a lesser count after two mistrials and spent 15 years from 2006 to 2021.

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The death shocked the Williams family, and they grieved slowly. They had all loved Yetunde. To commemorate her demise, Serena and Venus opened the Yetunde Price Resource Center in Compton in late 2016.

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LYNDREA PRICE HAS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HER FAMOUS SISTERS

With the success of "King Richard," the Williams girls have proved that they can work together. Lyndrea has a great relationship with her famous sisters, but she has always lived her own life separate from theirs.

She is known to support her sisters by attending their matches regularly, and they have displayed their great bond several times in the past. For example, at that time, an Instagram video that saw her and Serena having some fun went viral.

Lyndrea Price, Venus Williams, Oracene Price, Isha Price and Serena Williams attend Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2015 at Pier 60 on December 15, 2015 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Lyndrea Price, Venus Williams, Oracene Price, Isha Price and Serena Williams attend Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony 2015 at Pier 60 on December 15, 2015 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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WHO ARE LYNDREA PRICE'S FAMOUS SISTERS?

Of Lyndrea's siblings, the most famous two are Serena and Venus, thanks to their achievements as sports stars. Serena is an American professional tennis player with the 23rd grand slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals under her belt. Her sister, Venus, is also an Olympic gold medallist recognized as a women's tennis champion.

They were both trained from a young age to play tennis sport by their father and mother. They have since turned it into a career from which they have received many accolades. Indeed, in the years to come, new players will look back on their era and marvel at their legendary feats.

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