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As Serena Williams says goodbye to tennis, watch biopic ‘King Richard’ on OTT

As one of the greatest Lawn Tennis players ever says goodbye to the sport, it is a good opportunity to not just revisit her games, but to watch a film that tells the story of the making of the legend. 

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New Delhi: Serena Williams announced her farewell from international tennis recently. She said she would be transitioning from tennis after the U.S. Open which will be held from August 29 to September 11. As one of the greatest Lawn Tennis players ever says goodbye to the sport, it is a good opportunity to not just revisit her games, but to watch a film that tells the story of the making of the legend.

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‘King Richard’, released in 2021 revolves around the life of Richard Williams, who coached her daughters Serena and Venus to be sporting legends. Along with other producers, the film is produced by Serena and Venus Williams. Written by Zach Baylin, the film is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.

In the film, Will Smith played the character of Richard Williams, while Serena and Venus are played by Demi Singleton and Saniyya Sydney. The film also features Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Lawson, Layla Crawford and others.

When and where to watch the film?

‘King Richard’ is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The film was released on 19 November 2021. The film is available in both English and Hindi.

 

‘King Richard’ was nominated for the Oscars in the Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Film Editing and Best Original Screenplay categories. Apart from that Will Smith won the Oscars and BAFTA for his role in the film while Aunjanue Ellis received an Oscars nomination.

Serena Williams will be playing in the U.S. Open which is her last tournament and the last chance to equal the record of 24 grand slam titles currently held by Margaret Court. While announcing her retirement, the 40-year-old said that she never wanted to choose between Tennis and family.

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