King Richard is certainly one of the most anticipated movies by tennis fans in 2021, obviously because it talks about the story of the father of the sisters Venus and Serena Williams. Richard is the man who with practical and sometimes unorthodox methods was the real architect of the success of Serena and Venus.
Will Smith, chosen by the director Reinaldo Marcus Green, will have to play Richard Williams, the man who has chosen the destiny of her two daughters since birth, pressing them and encouraging them by all means, both positively and negatively.
Venus Williams was the second African American woman to win Wimbledon in 2000 after Althea Gibson. Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam at the 1999 US Open, and to date she has won her 23 Slams, just one win from Margaret Smith's record.
Serena Williams' father movie: the man behind the success
Together the two have won 14 Slam titles in women's doubles and three Olympic gold medals, becoming perhaps the greatest sportsmen in US history, perhaps even more than legends such as Michael Jordan, Michael Phelps and Babe Ruth.
The 2003 Australian Open final is a real turning point for the sisters' career. Today at 40 and on the threshold of 41, Venus is still in the WTA Tour at very good levels. Serena became Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr's mom in 2017 and after struggling back, she managed to play four Grand Slam finals, although she always lost in 2018 and 2019, twice at Wimbledon and twice at the US Open.
The Richard Williams movie will tell us more of what happened during the early career of the two tennis players, with Will Smith called to give an excellent performance by one of the greatest creators of sports legends, with his methods always borderline.
Serena Williams has won 73 WTA titles in the women's singles: 23 of these are Grand Slams, making her the second player ever to have won more Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court, which excels with 24 .
Serena made the calendar Grand Slam, which consists in the victory of four consecutive Slams not during the same calendar year, twice (in the two years 2002-2003 and 2014-2015). It also boasts five end-of-year Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments (6 Premier Mandatory, 6 Premier 5 and 7 Premier), as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and a gold medal won at the London Olympics in 2012 against Maria Sharapova.