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“Dad Williams deserves a great movie” — Patrick Mouratoglou reacts to Serena Williams’ Father Movie ‘King Richard’

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Serena Williams with father

It is called “King Richard” and in the United States it should be released as early as next winter, while in Italy we will have to wait until January 2022. This is the new film based on the life of Richard Williams, now 79, father of Serena and Venus.

 

 

The two champions have written the history of world tennis, winning dozens of Grand Slam titles between singles, doubles and mixed doubles, without considering the numerous Olympic medals.

Serena n Richard Williams

Mouratoglou’s opinion

As also published by the We Love Tennis website, Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou – Serena’s coach – said of the new film: “Richard Williams has not formed only one number 1 in the world… but two!

He has achieved one of the most incredible achievements in the history of sport and has opened the door for many parents to believe that their child can do it too; that’s why he deserves to be seen on the big screen, he deserves a great film ”.

Serena Williams, Venus with dad Richard Williams

The role of dad Williams will be played by none other than Will Smith. Today dropped to 16th position in the WTA world rankings, Serena retired during the first round of Wimbledon which she saw against the Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

His sister Venus, currently out of the top 100, was instead defeated in the second match of Wimbledon by the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, with a score of 7-5 6-0. Venus won her last Grand Slam event in London way back in 2008, when she beat her sister 7-5 6-4 in the final.

Will Smith Stars in King Richard, a Biopic About Venus and Serena Willia

She returned to contend for the title in 2017, this time stopped by the Spanish Garbine Muguruza in two sets. To date, the first American tennis player in the WTA ranking is the young Sofia Kenin, in 4th place.

Followed by Jennifer Brady (15th), Serena Williams (16th), Cori Gauff (25th), Madison Keys (26th), Jessica Pegula (27th), Danielle Collins (35th), Shelby Rogers (43rd) and Sloane Stephens (69th). The Tokyo Olympics will close on August 8th.