“Proud of One Another”: Reel Sisters From ‘King Richard’ on the ‘One Love’ Between Venus and Serena Williams

Published 11/18/2021, 8:30 PM EST
Serena Williams and Venus Williams


Even though the Williams sisters shared numerous victorious moments on-court together, the past month and a half has been an emotional and joyous ride for the legendary duo as they joined hands to promote King Richard, a film based on the rise of Venus and Serena Williams told through the lens of their father, Richard.

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Actors who play Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard talk about the sisters

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Hollywood actor Will Smith essays the role of Richard Williams as the film already received rave reviews across multiple film-festivals and at special premieres as well.

Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, who portray the younger versions of Venus and Serena Williams respective, talked about their reaction on seeing the Williams sisters for the first time and the love they share with each other.

It’s kind of like when we met them, we just saw them as kids again. Like, when they’re with each other, they’re sisters”, explained Saniyya.

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)

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Demi Singleton also pointed out about the ‘child-like energy’ the duo shares whenever they’re together. The reel Venus Williams also mentioned how the sisters are so proud of each other’s achievements.

The Will Smith-starrer depicts the struggle of Richard Williams

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When they both look at each other, there’s so much, like, one love. But, they’re so proud of one another. That’s what I love so much about them, So it was just like, if Venus is gonna do it, I’m gonna do it. Or, if Serena’s gonna do it, I’m gonna do it. And I’m like ‘oh my gosh, I love that'”.

While it’s evident to the world about how the Williams sisters had to go through hardships to find success in their careers, King Richard depicts the huge roles played by their parents – Oracene Price and Richard Williams, in making sure their children gets to live their dream.

Venus Williams, left, and her sister Serena Williams share a light moment during their doubles tennis match against Els Callens of Belgium and Rita Grande of Italy at the French Open at Roland Garros stadium in Paris Wednesday, June 2, 1999. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours) ORG XMIT: ROG131

Along with Saniyya and Demi, the movie has Aunjanue Ellis, who plays the role of Oracene Price. ‘King Richard‘ premiers this Friday in theaters as well as on the streaming serve, HBO Max.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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