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“King Richard”: The Force Behind Venus and Serena Williams

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: November 25, 2021  

King Richard is a sports biopic about Richard Williams (played by Will Smith), the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. Richard had dreams of becoming a pro tennis player as a young boy but race and class dynamics made this impossible for him. 

He is determined to live his dreams vicariously through his youngest daughters Venus and Serena. But it’s not going to be easy to train future pro athletes in the tough neighbourhood of Compton with limited resources.

Richard will stop at nothing to see his daughters get into spaces that were once inaccessible to him. With themes of perseverance, courage, gratitude, and humility, this movie is a must see for all tennis enthusiasts and anyone who loves a good story of grit and endurance. 

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About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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