Serena Williams Shares ‘Rare’ Video of Father Richard and Daughter Olympia

Published 11/09/2021, 8:50 PM EST
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)


King Richard is a biopic about Richard Williams, the coach and the father of tennis queens Venus and Serena Williams. Notably, Richard had begun training his two daughters from a very young age, who later won 30 Grand Slams combined and dominated the sports for years. Now, the inspiring American coach has moved on to the next generation, rallying behind Serena’s three-old daughter Olympia. Indeed, his coaching spirit is eternal.

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Fascinatingly, the 79-year-old was motivating his granddaughter as she rod the tricycle. And as he did for his daughters, Richard also recorded Olympia’s journey. On the other side, the 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams recorded King Richard at work once again.

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Richard Williams training Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia

Incredibly, at the age of 79, Richard still goes to practice with Venus Williams. Also, he is now boosting the youngest member of their family, Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia.

Besides, Serena, who watched Richard Williams take on the motivator role again, shared the moment on Instagram. She captioned the video, “A rare sighting, the one and only G.O.A.T. still motivating … King Richard, but I call him daddy.”

In the video, Olympia certainly seemed pumped up riding the tricycle while her grandfather cheered for her. Even Richard had a big smile watching the freshest talent in the family peddle away.

Soon, the world will watch the works of Richard Williams in his biopic King Richard starring Will Smith. More than that, the tale will redefine the meaning of family, determination, discipline, and dreams.

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 movie will release in the United States on 19th November 2021. What’s more interesting, not only tennis fans but the world cannot wait to see the curtains open on this film.

Watch this story: How Serena Williams and Venus Williams Grew Up in Compton

When will Venus and Serena return to the tennis tour?

Undoubtedly, Venus, 41, and Serena, 40, remain passionate about tennis as their teenage years. Hence, they still compete to win and aim to add more titles to their names.

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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)

Fortunately, Serena confirmed that she would travel to Melbourne and play at the Australian Open 2022. She would indeed be going for her 24th Grand Slam title.

On the other side, Venus hasn’t confirmed her participation but would most likely follow her younger sister. However, due to her recent WTA Rankings fall, she might need a wild card this year.

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Above all, the Williams sisters continue to work towards their goals as their father. Hopefully, their story will inspire the world to pursue their dreams.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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