Serena Williams shares ‘rare sighting’ of father Richard with her daughter Olympia

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

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Serena Williams gives some extra love and attention to her father, aka King Richard!

The tennis star, 40, shared a sweet video on Instagram on Tuesday of her daughter Olympia Ohanian riding a bicycle down the sidewalk while Serena’s father, Richard Williams, watched.

Richard, 79, filmed the precious moment on his own phone as he cheered his 4-year-old granddaughter on her exercise bike.

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“A rare sighting, the one and only GOAT that still motivates,” Serena captioned the clip.

“King Richard, but I call him Daddy,” she added, referring to the upcoming film based on her father’s life, which premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on November 19.

King Richard stars Will Smith in the titular role, telling the story of how he raised his daughters Serena and Venus Williams to become tennis stars.

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Richard is rarely in the public eye. In 2017, just an hour before her wedding to Alexis Ohanian, he told Serena that he was unable to walk her down the aisle.

“He was in New Orleans, he was in a suit and I know he was very excited,” Serena said in the third episode of the HBO documentary. being serena. “But then he wrote to me and said, ‘Serena, I don’t want you to be mad at me, but I just can’t walk you down the aisle. I’m not myself anymore. I’m just too nervous.’”

The upcoming film talks about his determination to coach his daughters in South Central Los Angeles in the 1990s to become the tennis legends they are today.

Earlier this month, in an interview with Weekly entertainmentSerena and her sister Venus, 41, praised the biopic about their father, which also serves as the siblings’ origin story.

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“When we heard Will wanted to do it, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this movie is going to be the real deal.’ Whatever movie he’s in, it’s the real deal. We have a feeling this is going to be big, this is going to be a serious movie,” said Venus of the actor, who has previously portrayed other real-life public figures such as Chris Gardner and Mohammed Ali. .

“I love that it captured the innocence — the innocence that we actually still hold onto. It’s kind of hard for me to say, ‘Oh, this movie shows me.’ Because I am Serena. I am my sisters. And there is no me without her, and I could never have done what I could have achieved on the field without her, because I also watched and learned from her,” Venus added.

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