LEGENDS! 79-Year-Old Richard Williams Trains Daughter Venus Williams Ahead of US Open 2021 Warm-Ups

Published 07/15/2021, 5:03 AM EDT
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after winning match point in her first round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


7-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams hasn’t had a good season so far. She hasn’t been up to the mark recently and as a result, is yet to win a title this year. However, the American legend is not giving up and training herself really hard for the upcoming tournaments.

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Interestingly, Venus Williams’ dad Richard Williams joined her daughter’s training session recently. Venus even posted a video in which one can see her doing some physical exercises. Surprisingly, her dad is acting as her instructor and can be seen motivating her daughter. What’s beautiful is that even though Richard is 79-years-old at the moment, he is still helping her daughter so that she can play well at the US Open 2021.

“Power & Purpose. Putting in the work,” wrote Venus in the Instagram caption.

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Fans are quite aware that Richard Williams was the first coach of both Venus and Serena Williams. It is surely because of his efforts that the fans are able to witness two incredible champions on the court today.

In the comment section of the post, a fan wrote, “Mr. Williams is still at it… 30+ years later.” Venus was surely happy to read it and replied, “Every Practice.”

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Venus Williams in the 2021 tennis season

Venus didn’t enjoy a great start as she lost in the second round of the Australian Open 2021. The year turned out to be a nightmare for her after that as she lost in her very first match at the Miami Open, Mutua Madrid Open, Parma Open, and at the French Open 2021.

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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

The American legend got off to a great start at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 as she won her first match. However, Ons Jabeur bageled her in the second set of the second round and thrashed her in straight sets there. She also partnered up with Nick Kyrgios in the mixed doubles category at the Grand Slam but the Australian injured himself and as a result, she also had to withdraw without playing the second round.

Venus Williams is 40 now and in such a situation, it is tough for her to perform well consistently. However, fans still have huge expectations from her and believe that her dad, Richard Williams, might be able to bring her back on the winning track. Will she be able to succeed at the US Open 2021?

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