“Uplifting, Emotional”: Fan Gives an Interesting Early Review of Serena Williams’ Father’s Biopic ‘King Richard’

Published 10/15/2021, 2:30 PM EDT
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)


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and her sister, Venus Williams, have become global icons in the world today. They are just not a source of inspiration to millions of youngsters but have also been the face of many big brands. However, the tennis icons owe a large part of their success to their father, Richard Williams.

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To recognize the efforts of Richard Williams, HBO came up with a new film, King Richard. Interestingly, Academy Award-winning actor, Will Smith, is playing the role of Richard in the movie. It will hit the theatres on November 19, 2021.

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A fan gives one of the first reviews of ‘King Richard’

Even though the film will get released on November 19, 2021, its premier was featured a month ago. Thus, some of the fans have already watched the film.

“Absolutely sings. One of the best of the year for me, and THE best Tennis film period. Uplifting, emotional, and with Will Smith shooting for the moon. Saniyya Sidney as Venus is phenomenal! A powerful sporting triumph to be enjoyed over and over,” wrote a fan on Twitter.

Renowned sports journalist Simon Briggs retweeted the film’s assessment.

“Haven’t seen it yet myself but here’s an encouraging early review of King Richard,” wrote Briggs on Twitter.

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Serena Williams in the 2021 tennis season

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It hasn’t been a great season for Serena. The tennis queen began her season on a great note as she managed to reach the semis of the Australian Open 2021. However, eventual champion Naomi Osaka defeated her in straight sets there and ended her campaign down-under.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Even though Serena reached the pre-quarters of the French Open 2021, she was beaten by Elena Rybakina in straight sets there. After which, Williams arrived in London but injured herself at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Unfortunately, she couldn’t even complete a single set there and hasn’t returned to the court ever since then.

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As of now, there haven’t been any updates about Serena’s return to the courts. She’s still looking for her 24th title and if she were to achieve it, King Richard would surely be over the moon.

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Anshul Singh

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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 1000 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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