‘Just Slap My Face’ – Venus and Serena Williams’ Ailing Father ‘King’ Richard Envisions Dream Meetup With Will Smith

Published 01/17/2023, 6:30 AM EST
LONDON – JULY 02: Richard Williams, father and coach of Serena Williams, show his emotion during her Women’s Singles fourth round match between Serena Williams of USA and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia during day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Venus and Serena Williams‘ father, Richard Williams, recently shared some intricate details about Will Smith in an exclusive interview. The statement has captured the hearts of many. Richard Williams has played an instrumental role in the success of his two daughters. Despite having no prior knowledge of the sport, Richard, a self-taught coach, nurtured his daughters Venus and Serena to become world-class athletes. His unorthodox methods and belief in his daughters helped them become two of the greatest players in history.

Venus and Serena Williams’ father shares his wish to meet Will Smith

Richard’s journey has not been without its challenges. In recent years, he has been dealing with health issues that have limited his mobility and ability to be present at his daughters’ matches. Despite this, he has continued to be a constant source of support and encouragement for Venus and Serena, and his love for them is evident in every word he speaks. It is this love and devotion that has made Richard, a beloved figure in the tennis world, and his recent statement about wanting to meet Will Smith during his exclusive interview with The US Sun has only further endeared him to the public.

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During the interview, when he was asked if he would like to meet the Hollywood star, Richard responded, “I hope so, sure,”. Richard further revealed what he would say to Smith. He said, “I would say just, hello. And maybe, what I should do … just slap my face.”

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Will Smith is known for sharing similar values with Richard Williams, making a meeting between the two exciting.

Serena once shared that the film will empower communities

The biopic “King Richard” gained a lot of attention during the Oscars, as Will Smith won the Academy Award for best actor. Smith received that recognition after he portrayed Venus and Serena Williams’ father, Richard Williams. For realistically portraying the story, the movie garnered a lot of appreciation. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion asserted that the movie will motivate people of all ethnicities and embrace them.

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The movie is a story of determination and a father’s love for his daughters and how it helped them become champions. With Richard expressing his desire to meet Will Smith in person, how do you think the meeting between the two greats will go? Let us know in the comments.

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Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon

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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A dentist by profession, he developed an unbridled love for tennis from the moment his father introduced him to the sport. Watching Roger Federer dominate the ATP tour with his unique and effortless style played a pivotal role in pushing Aditya to write about tennis for national publications.

Edited By: Tony Thomas

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