‘My Dad Will Always Take the High Road’ – Venus and Serena Williams’ Step Brother’s Staggering Confession About ‘King’ Richard’s Rumored Hot-Temper

Published 01/18/2023, 5:45 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)

The first coach of Venus and Serena Williams did not go easy on them and his tough methods, both on and off the court, made people assume he was a violent person. His courtside outbursts and his sharp jabs also gave that impression. However, his children have always refuted such claims. Be it on the court or off of it, his children have always held Richard Williams in high regard.

According to them, he was strict, but not violent. His outbursts were quite common, as he was totally immersed during the match. And now his son and stepbrother of the Williams sisters, Chavoita LeSane, has come out and has opened up about his personality.

Venus and Serena Williams’ step-brother opens up about the violent nature of Richard Williams

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Richard Williams might come off as an aggressive and violent man to the masses, but that is not the same for his children. His son also agrees with his step-sisters. Chavoita LeSane, a film producer and Williams’ son, is his primary caretaker at the moment. However, there is not a piece of conclusive information about his mother. In a recent interview, he opened up about the misconceptions and dictated the real nature of his father.

In an interview with the U.S. Sun, he stated, “My dad is not a violent man unless, you know, someone is coming at him in an aggressive manner.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard 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 Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Refuting all claims of him being a bitter man, he stated, “I don’t know if my dad holds grudges against anyone and my dad will always take the high road. That’s something I admire about my dad.”

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Richard Williams once lost his temper in front of Rick Macci

The deep bond between the first professional coach of Venus and Serena Williams, Rick Macci, and Richard Williams is something that has been a point of discussion in the tennis realm. Even though they wrestled a lot while training the two sisters, they always made up in the end.

On a certain occasion, Rick Macci explained how Richard broke a racquet on the court out of anger. Later, he went to Macci and stated that a crazy person had broken his racquet and he needed to borrow his.

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Despite his peculiar behavior, no one can undermine the contribution of Richard Williams in shaping the careers of Venus and Serena Williams.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

Edited By: Tony Thomas

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