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Venus and Serena Williams’ Former Coach Takes a Dig at Overconfident Parents

Published 06/12/2022, 1:23 PM EDT

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Venus and Serena Williams were fortunate enough to be trained under one of the best coaches in the world, Rick Macci. Macci traveled to Crompton just because he believed in the potential young Williams’ sisters harbored. Further, he has shaped many young talents and to his still functioning as a coach.

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However, Macci doesn’t believe in hiding his true feeling regarding the players under him. In fact, that’s the way he brings out the best in his players. Recently, the 67-year-old thrashed those parents who overestimate their kids.


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Venus and Serena Williams’ ex-coach slams unnecessarily proud parents

The American often shares stories regarding his past and present players. Macci, being a father-like figure to his students, often finds himself arguing with parents that pressure their children. Though this time he took a different approach to slam those parents. He took to Twitter to send a subtle yet strong message.

Macci wrote,Over ten thousand parents have seen the video of Venus and Serena at age 10 and 11 and every parent has said the same thing. My kid is better.”


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Thereafter, he added, “The moral to the story is what is under the hood is the leader in the clubhouse!” Further, Macci has always appreciated the type of parenting Richard did.

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Earlier, he mentioned that how much he admired the fact that Williams did not impose the pressure of winning matches on Serena and Venus and let them train in peace. During their teenage days, both the Williams sisters played a few junior level tournaments and had their entire focus on making an impactful debut.

What is the Williams duo up to these days?

Starting with the elder sister Venus Williams. The seven times Grand slam champion recently sat down to review the movie King Richard. The movie revolves around her and her sister’s struggles and achievement from their father’s point of view. Further, she also reviewed her wins over 15 World no.1 players.


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Speaking about the 23 times Grans Salm champion. She is busy in expanding the reach of her business. Recently, Serena Williams entered the food industry by signing an investment deal with Just Eggs. Just Eggs provides plant-based alternatives to conventionally produced egg products and cultivated meat products.

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In addition, both Serena and Venus have shushed the rumors of their retirement by hinting their comeback. Though they are yet to officially give a statement regarding the same.


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Mahima Verma


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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.
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