“Serena Was Tired Waiting”: Venus Williams Gives Away a Spoiler From King Richard

Published 11/17/2021, 1:00 PM EST
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

American tennis player Venus Williams has been on cloud nine lately. After the premiere of King Richard, she has been ecstatic with the response the film has been receiving. The story of the movie is based on the life of her father, Richard Williams. The movie reveals the struggles the great man had to overcome in order to make his daughters succeed. 

King Richard will hit the theatres on the 19th of November, 2021. 


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Recently, Venus Williams spoke about a scene in the movie. In that scene, she explains how Serena was desperate to climb up the levels of the professional tennis.  

The 41-year-old player stated, “That story shows Serena entering her first junior tournament. So I got to play junior just for a year and finally Serena was tired of waiting and she wanted to play too. When you see that moment, that moment is true… I don’t wanna give you too many spoilers, I’ll give you some more next week.”

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Venus Williams is busy attending screenings 

Williams has attended two premiers till now of this movie. The movie stars Hollywood legend, Will Smith. He is playing the character of Richard Williams. The movie also pays respect to their mother Oracene Price, who was instrumental in shaping their careers. 


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Coming to tennis, Venus competed in Melbourne this year but ended up losing in the second round. In the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships, she exited in the initial rounds as well. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her second round match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

She did not compete in the US Open as she was suffering from an injury. As fans, we hope to see her return to full fitness and compete at the highest levels in the upcoming season. 


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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.