Serena Williams Admits ‘Its Weird’ To Have a Film on Her and Venus Williams’ Life

Published 11/19/2021, 6:00 AM EST
Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard Williams and sister Venus Williams after her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


American tennis player Serena Williams has been in the limelight for a special reason lately. The movie King Richard, based on the life of her father Richard Williams is set to hit the screen. He made great sacrifices during his time in order to help the William sisters reach where they are today. 

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Recently, Serena Williams spoke about the movie and revealed she is still in a surreal feeling that a movie has been made on their lives. It is something new she is dealing with and felt that being an active player while having a movie on her is quite unrealistic. 

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The 23-time Grand Slam winner spoke on this subject and stated, “It’s weird, to be honest. It’s really weird because we’re like just who we are and we are still in our careers and we’re like people are going to see us in movies and playing us?!”

A well-received premiere for King Richard

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In the last week, the movie premiered and so far; it has been received very well. Additionally, some have gone to term it as one of the best stories in sports. Hollywood legend Will Smith plays the role of Serena’s father. It also lays emphasis on their mother, Oracene Price, who played a vital role in their development. The life of sister Venus too is keenly displayed.

Coming on to tennis, Williams began in Melbourne and lost in the semifinal of the first Major of the year. After that, she registered a dismal performance in Paris and crashed out of the opening round at the Wimbledon Championships due to injury. 

372178 06: FILE PHOTO: Richard Williams, center, with his daughters Venus, left, and Serena 1991 in Compton, CA. Serena and Venus Williams will be playing against each other for the first time July 6, 2000 in the tennis semifinals at Wimbledon. (Photo by Paul Harris/Online USA)

Due to a hamstring injury, she was unable to compete at the US Open. All eyes will be on her when she steps on the courts in 2022. It will be interesting to see if she can with the 24th Slam next season.

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Rohan Kollare

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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.

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