June 28, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Serena Williams mentioned the “King Richard” biopic had a “excellent ending”
  • The tennis legend mentioned the ending units the stage for a sequel about her and her sister Venus’ particular person journeys
  • She admitted that she must overcome some discomfort if a sequel movie tells the following a part of her story 

Serena Williams is not against a “King Richard” sequel.

The tennis celebrity not too long ago expressed curiosity in seeing extra of her and sister Venus Williams’ story instructed onscreen following the success of the 2021 biopic movie, for which Will Smith received the Oscar for greatest actor for his portrayal of the sisters’ father, Richard Williams.

“‘King Richard’ had an ideal ending with Venus on the tennis courtroom,” Serena instructed Insider. 

Serena urged that potential follow-up movies may decide up from there and concentrate on her and her sister’s particular person journeys and struggles earlier than they discovered success of their skilled careers.

“Venus goes in her route, and I am going in my route. It is two utterly totally different tales,” she defined.

Nevertheless, the 23-time Grand Slam winner admitted that she would have to beat some discomfort if any sequel movie tells the following a part of her story as a result of she “had a tough journey.”  

“I did not do nicely after which I did. It is lots of drama. It is a telenovela,” she shared.

Serena mentioned she is somebody who does not dwell on the previous and as a substitute is at all times trying towards the long run.

As she seems again on her journey, she mentioned, “I do not suppose I acknowledge my accomplishments sufficient.”

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“If it is performed, it is performed, I’ve moved on,” she mentioned of her life motto, earlier than explaining, “As a result of if you consider what you have performed an excessive amount of, you could cease doing it. And I by no means need to cease. I am nonetheless making an attempt to achieve my objectives.”

Serena is already a legend in her discipline. Nevertheless, her insatiable competitiveness makes many marvel if there may be nonetheless one thing in her thoughts that she desires to perform. Some have speculated that she desires to beat Margaret Courtroom by chasing the all-time document of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

However the tennis icon clarified that she does not really feel that manner and even feels that she’s extra lenient this time as a result of she solely competes when she desires.

“This chapter makes me glad as a result of for thus a few years I’ve performed, and I’ve liked doing it, however now I am enjoying only for me,” Serena mentioned. “I compete when and the place I need to go, however I haven’t got to go. So I’m having fun with it differently.”

In February, the 40-year-old athlete and entrepreneur revealed that she’s been ready for the day she retires from skilled tennis for some time now.

“I’m ready for that day, I have been ready for that day for over a decade,” she instructed Leisure Tonight. “I feel it is actually necessary to at all times have a plan and that is form of what I did. I at all times had a plan.”

Whereas she had no timeframe for when to retire, Serena mentioned increasing her household together with her husband Alexis Ohanian is among the elements that she is contemplating in her plans.

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“I do not know, it is at all times like, OK, are we prepared? And I do know the clock is ticking, so I am similar to, OK, I would like to determine when that is going to be, however hopefully quickly when I’ll really feel no strain,” she added.

Serena and Ohanian are dad and mom to 4-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia.

“King Richard,” which additionally stars Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Dylan McDermott and Tony Goldwyn, is at present streaming on HBO Max.

‘The best’: Serena Williams on her technique to victory over sister Venus within the 2017 Australian Open closing Picture: AFP / PAUL CROCK

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