Serena Williams drops major praise on her father Richard

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Serena Williams drops major praise on her father Richard

In a recent press conference, Serena Williams praised her father Richard who taught Serena and her sister Venus how to play tennis and eventually become champions of the game. 'Everyone who in the past may have said my dad wasn't a good coach, obviously the results spoke for themselves between myself and Venus', said Serena.

'And multiple Grand Slam titles that we have won is just ‑‑I wouldn't have won a single title without him and without his backing. I think that theory went out the door years and years ago, maybe over a decade ago.

But, yeah, he's just great. He's a great coach. Even to this day.' Serena continued: 'He's just so innovative, and I think one of the reasons I'm still playing some of the best tennis at 30 is because he built my game and my sister's game.

He gave us a good foundation. So to say he built our foundation ‑‑it was solid and it wasn't weak, so we were always able to grow our game. So I think that can't really be said about a lot of people in their career.' Serena, who reached two Major finals this year, finally concluded: 'I think it's really important for females to realize that you can be strong but still be sexy at the same time.

There is nothing wrong with being strong and beating up on the boys (smiling).' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title