The tennis world got a glimpse Serena Williams and Venus Williams‘ childhood and her rise to become one of the greatest gamers of all time through the 2021-released docu-drama, King Richard. The film received rave reviews from critics and is in the running for six Academy Awards.
The film follows the legendary Williams sister’s tennis journey through the eyes of her father, Richard Williams. The film showed how invested Richard was in Serena and Venus’ tennis careers and how Richard and his wife Oracene became coaches to their daughters in their early careers and how he laid the foundation for their entire careers before they were even born.
Needless to say, the film attracted attention from around the world and garnered many praises for the portrayed connection between Richard Williams and his daughters. 7-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton expressed his admiration for the biopic. The Briton praised how the film shows that the path to the top of a sport is not easy and that achieving elite status requires numerous sacrifices. Hamilton also commended Serena and Venus for the success they had achieved over the years following the sacrifices their parents had to make in Serena and Venus’ early stages in their careers.
“For these two to see them rise and see their success and their trials and tribulations. But like all of us, we don’t always understand what it takes to get there. People who tune in probably just think they’re just the best and don’t understand the dedication, time and sacrifice they put in,” Hamilton said during his press conference at the Jeddah Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia.
“I can understand it because I have a very great family”: Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton noted that he could identify with the film because he also has a special bond with his family. The film also showed how Oracene Price, the mother of Richard and Serena, made many sacrifices so that her daughters would have a good future in their tennis careers. Hamilton is arguably one of the greatest F1 drivers ever but the Brit held Serena and Venus with far more respect and said he would also want to achieve similar success to the talented duo.
“And so it’s amazing that we were able to highlight that and only you know it. Behind every successful person there is always someone, and I can identify with that because I have a really great family, without which I wouldn’t be here today. And I hope that someday I’ll be able to do something similar. I think it’s inspirational for families out there. I’m sure everyone here who has kids wants the best for their kids, want to create the best opportunity and push them in the right way, but not too much. And I think that was a great demonstration of how to do that,” he concluded.
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