Venus Williams Reveals How Dad Richard Williams Accompanies her for ‘Every Practice’ Session

Published 07/15/2021, 6:07 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)


The American tennis coach, Richard Williams, was recently training with his daughter, Venus Williams. In a newly emerged video, the duo stunned fans who couldn’t believe the 79-year-old still had it in him.

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He has been training the Williams sisters since the age of 5. It is safe to say he is who they get their never-dying attitude from. The video emerged even as rumors of Richard’s health were on the rise. Hence, it was a delight to see the veteran in good shape, hustling on the court with his daughter.

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Fans even took to Twitter to express their love and admiration for the pair.

However, fans were in for an even better surprise as Venus revealed how Richard joined her for ‘every practice session’ possible

Venus Williams faced disappointment at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship

Venus Williams kicked off her 2021 Wimbledon Championship campaign in style. The former World No. 1 recorded her 90th Grand Slam win in the first round of the tournament. However, the senior Williams’ sister couldn’t keep up against 23-year-old Ons Jabeur and lost her next game in straight sets. A disappointed Venus then turned her focus to the mixed-doubles event where she paired up with Australia’s Nick Kyrgios.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams seen during the 2018 Palace Invitational Badminton Tournament at Lotte New York Palace on August 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)

Fans couldn’t contain their excitement at hearing the news of the two personalities teaming up. They were excited and waited impatiently to see them in action together. The crowd expected thorough entertainment in the pair’s first match and it was delivered. However, Nick had to retire from the tournament because of an abdominal injury shortly after, and it was a disappointing tournament for the former Wimbledon Champion.

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Serena Williams also faced heartbreak at the tournament. Before her shock withdrawal, Serena was the favorite to win the title. However, disaster struck during her first-round match. The 23-time Grand Slam Champion went down in pain after she slipped on the court and injured her right thigh. As a result, Serena’s much-awaited return ended in retirement from the tournament.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after sustaining an injury before retiring from her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Fans are waiting patiently amidst growing concerns over Serena’s future. The former World No. 1 will not be taking part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, fans are expecting to see her return at the 2021 US Open. The 39-year-old is currently on her road to recovery and with Richard Williams by her side, fans are hoping for a quicker and better return.

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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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