Kenya Foy
July 13, 2017 9:06 am

Those who dream of making big money one day likely have plans for the cash, like shopping sprees, investments, nice homes, or paying off school loans. Whenever that huge payday comes, we doubt most would be as chill as Serena Williams, who tried to deposit her first million-dollar paycheck at her bank’s drive-thru.

NBD, right? We could totally see Williams casually pulling up to the bank thinking she could just deposit a cool mil in her bank account without having to park and go inside. We’ve been there, only minus the six-figure check. (So, like, we haven’t been there at all really.)

We’ve heard about how celebs spend their first major paychecks with purchases that range from completely reckless to super sweet, but Williams didn’t go wild at the sight of all those zeroes, particularly because she was more motivated to play tennis out of a pure love for the game and not because of her earning potential.

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As she told business manager Maverick Carter:

Wow, talk about restraint. Teach us your ways, Serena.

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That financial discipline is something the 35-year-old tennis champ says her parents instilled in her from a young age, despite the fact that her family didn’t have very much money when she was growing up.

Between seeing Williams constantly killing it on the tennis court, setting records faster than we can keep up with them, being all-around awesome, and showing us how to successfully manage our coins, we’re beginning to think there’s nothing she can’t do.

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