Tennis Legend Urges for Venus and Serena Williams Documentary Similar to Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’

Published 02/02/2021, 6:30 PM EST
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)


The trailer of ‘King Richard’ was recently released, and it received a lot of plaudits from the fans. The movie is about Richard Williams- the father of both Serena Williams and Venus Williams and what’s really intriguing is that Will Smith is playing the role of Richard in the film. Recently, tennis legend Jim Courier also seemed quite excited about the upcoming film.

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In a recent interview, Jim Courier revealed that he watched ‘The Last Dance’ on Netflix some time ago. The 4-time Grand Slam winner liked the documentary so much that he said that a director should make a similar film covering the lives of Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

“The Last Dance was phenomenal. If they could do something on the Williams sisters along those lines, that’d be great,” said a cheerful Courier.

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Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

‘The Last Dance’ is a documentary that was released on Netflix in 2020. It follows the Bulls’ 1997-98 season, while also covering the rest of the chapters in Michael Jordan’s remarkable career. It covers the journey of Jordon from when he used to play basketball in high school to the NBA.

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Jim Courier is also aware of the film about Serena Williams’ father

Courier also remarked that he was quite aware of the upcoming film about Richard Williams. He said that he knew that the shooting of the film was taking place in Los Angeles.

Serena Williams (R) celebrates with her father Richard Williams and sister Venus Williams. Day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships on July 7, 2012, in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“And I think right now being shot in Los Angeles is a movie called King Richard, in which Will Smith is playing Richard Williams,” added the former World No.1.

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It is a fact that Richard Williams played a very important role in the development of both the sisters. Both Serena and Venus have claimed on numerous occasions that they would have been nothing without their dad’s support.

As of now, both Serena Williams and Venus Williams are in Melbourne and will be playing at the Australian Open 2021. Fans will definitely hope to see another epic clash between the two sisters at the Grand Slam.

Will Serena be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title in Melbourne this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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