“People Didn’t Understand Him”: Venus Williams Highlights the Real Side of Richard Williams

Published 11/22/2021, 10:30 AM EST
Venus Williams smiling with her father Richard Williams

The much-anticipated biopic, ‘King Richard’ has finally hit the silver screen. People have started showing love for the remarkable movie, portraying the lives of the Williams family. Just after the release, Venus Williams highlighted Richard Williams’ contribution in making two of the best tennis players of all time.

Venus specifically pointed out the efforts and hardships her father has gone through. Despite having limited resources, Richard transformed the young girls into unbelievable players.


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Venus Williams talks about ‘King Richard’

‘King Richard’ has made its appearance on the big screen on November 19, 2021. The epic biopic revolving around the greatness of Richard Williams is certainly getting a heartwarming response. Just after the release, in an interview, Venus Williams discussed the movie in her own words.

Speaking on the movie, Venus stated, ” I think you get to really see the ecosystem of my family. It’s not perfect, but all that matters is that you are going in the same direction together and building each other up. That’s what we did and that’s what we do.”

“People didn’t understand him but I think that it didn’t take long for people to realize that this is a guy who’s for his family, for his daughters, ride or die, no matter what,” she added further.

Venus Williams explained about the special role Richard Williams played in her and Serena’s lives. The seven-time Grand Slam champion also highlighted the determination Richard showed towards his daughters.

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Venus’ reaction after watching the movie


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Though the film was released about three days ago, Serena and Venus had already watched the movie before. After watching the amazing biopic, Venus Williams penned down an emotional message.

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)

She wrote, ” It’s super emotional. I’ve seen the trailer, I’ve read the script, and every time I watch it my eyes are just watering. I think it was amazing to see the family atmosphere on the set and how much Demi and Saniyya really acted like Serena and I, even when the cameras weren’t rolling, like holding hands, and it was so sweet”.


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Certainly, ‘King Richard’ has won a million hearts across the world, including Venus and Serena Williams.


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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.