“This Should be Good”- Serena Williams Reacts to Father’s Inspirational Biopic Starring Will Smith

Published 07/30/2021, 2:33 AM EDT
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)


Exactly a week after its grand inaugural, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics continues to grab center stage attention. Providing some enthralling battles and fierce encounters, the tennis event has been the highlight of the tournament so far. However, just as the competition enters its final days, big news coming from America has stolen the spotlight from Japan. World-famous entertainment company Warner Bros. recently released the trailer to their production ‘King Richard’, the inspirational biopic of Serena Williams and Venus Williams‘ father, Richard Williams.

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Twitter erupted as the iconic Will Smith perfectly brought to life the lead character of Richard. Undoubtedly, the emotional trailer sent fans into a frenzy. It left not just fans but various entities from the sporting world speechless, too. Eager to witness the journey of a man who gave the world not one but two tennis greats, ecstatic fans couldn’t contain their excitement. As the news grabbed headlines, Serena Williams took to her Instagram, sharing the mesmerizing visual.

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“This should be good”- Serena Williams

The trailer tells the gripping tale of Richard Williams, who dedicated his life to training the Williams sisters. Right from the time the sisters turned 5 until today, he coached them, mentored them, and shaped them into the world-renowned athletes they are. Sharing the first footage of this remarkable story on Instagram, Serena said, “This should be good.”

The trailer sparked a worldwide conversation as excited fans and followers demanded the movie be released right away. Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was among the many that hailed both the trailer and the man behind it. Tweeting praise for Richard, he said, “Richard Williams not only shaped a World No. 1… but two! He achieved one of the most incredible results in sports history and opened a door for many parents to believe that their child can do it – and for that, he deserves to make it to the big screen.”

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Serena returns to court

Serena’s unfortunate exit from the 2021 Wimbledon Championship came as a shock and had a dozen questions following it. During her first-round match, Serena slipped, injuring her right thigh and retiring from the competition. As a result of the same, she also missed out on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hence, fans couldn’t help but wonder if this was it for the 23-time Grand Slam champion.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

However, bringing ease to anxious fans, Serena’s agent soon announced that the former World No. 1 will take part in the 2021 US Open. This news bought relief to fans all across the globe, amid rising rumors of retirement. As fans now wait for her dream of a 24th Grand slam title to turn into reality, they also have one eye on the release of King Richard, a worthwhile watch of an inspirational story.

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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