Serena Williams First Million-Dollar cheque
Serena won the title earlier this year. Credit: Getty Image

Tennis star and mother-of-one Serena Williams has commended her parents for making her not to place her values on the accumulation of wealth.

Williams said that her first million-dollar cheque was dropped in her bank account without hesitation.

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The 23-time Grand Slam winner made this known on “Kneading Dough,” the personal-finance video series produced by LeBron James.

She explained further that she had never been motivated by money but was only focused on “holding a trophy.”

“I’ve actually never played for money — I just thought you would go out there and hold a trophy. Not once did I think about a check,” she said.

On what she did with her first $1 million dollar, Williams said she deposited the money in her account.

“I never touched [the money] — just put it in the bank and I remember I went through the drive-thru to deposit my check, and then they were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this,’ and so I ended up going inside … ‘Just put it in my account!” she said.

She applauded her parents for teaching her about the most important things in life.

She told Carter in the video that “I never ever, ever felt broke.

“Looking back, I’m like, wow, we lived in a two-bedroom house with seven people … I don’t know how my parents were able to make me feel that way, but they did, and that was something really special. So I never felt when I came into money that I needed to go buy this [or that] because I never wanted it, so it was a great way [to grow up].”