Poster of Will Smith’s Biopic on Venus and Serena Williams’ Father ‘King Richard’ Released

Published 10/05/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
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)


Serena Williams and Venus Williams have dominated the sport for years together. Courtesy of their brilliance, the sisters have had a decorated career, especially in Grand Slams; Together they share 30 Grand Slam titles in singles.

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For years, Richard Williams, father of Serena and Venus, has been coaching the sisters together. Moreover, Richard has been a source of encouragement for the Williams sisters. Now, giving him the recognition he deserves, a biopic depicting the journey of the Williams and their struggles will soon hit the theaters.

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Poster Release of King Richard

The father of Serena and Venus, Richard Williams, is one of the foremost reasons behind the success of the Williams sisters. His utmost dedication towards their betterment has proved to be a great source of inspiration. The biopic unravels the sacrifices Richard made, highlighting his unmissable part in his daughters’ careers. The film starring Will Smith is titled ‘King Richard.’

Recently, an exclusive poster of the biopic was released. Like its trailer, the poster also created a lot of buzz, further adding to the excitement of fans.

‘King Richard’ recounts the narrative of the young Williams sisters via their father Richard, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Will Smith plays Richard in the film, a father with unique techniques and expertise. Moreover, the story will revolve around the revolutionary careers of Venus Williams and Serena Williams.

Meanwhile, fans across the world are pretty excited to witness the epic story behind Venus and Serena’s legacy. Surely, this would be a fascinating biopic to watch, as it will show the life of two of the greatest tennis players of all time.

Richard Williams with his daughters

Venus Williams and Serena Williams’ successful careers

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The sisters, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams, have truly dominated women’s tennis for years now. Subsequently, throughout their careers, the pair have achieved remarkable feats. Serena Williams has grabbed 23 Grand Slam titles in her career so far. On the other hand, Venus Williams has triumphed over 7 Grand Slam titles herself.

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)

Playing as partners, the duo has accomplished over 14 Grand Slam titles in the doubles events. Both Serena and Venus have been at the World No. 1 rankings in their careers. However, both the players are struggling with injuries currently, but hope to return to full fitness very soon.

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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 analyzing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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