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Meghan Markle can take solace from close friend Serena Williams who has revealed that her father pulled out of walking her down the aisle. Serena, 35, is the little sister who said I can do anything you can do Their father , Richard Williams a former sharecropper from Louisiana. EXCLUSIVE: Serena and Venus Williams' year-old father has filed for The divorce petition, however, alleges plenty about his relationship with .. David Beckham's sister Joanne 'quizzed by police amid claims her former.
Patton of the Williams invasion — will be watching from Florida, where he lives with his new wife and child. Open tune-up near Cincinnati. I miss him all the time. I try to reach out to him a lot. He watches my matches.
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When Serena and Venus Williams retire, they will have left a white-dominated sport, and the cultural landscape, forever altered. He is getting on.
The family does not speak much about his health. During the Sony Open in Miami this spring, the family patriarch was rushed to the hospital for an undisclosed problem. A few days later after Serena won the Miami title for a record eighth time, she said on court: I love you daddy.
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Increasingly, Serena acknowledges her father in her post-match comments. Serena says what Richard did for her and Venus is a motivating factor in all they do. But she shies away from making it a public crusade. She feels no particular urgency to honor his role in her success. Open and seventh overall. The stakes are high. Serena is seven matches away from the first calendar year Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in A victory would cement — hermetically — her status as the greatest female player of all.
Remember when Venus won her first of five Wimbledons in ?
Her Wimbledon debut was a fortnight away, the entry confirmed only after she had met her father's insistence on A-plus grades at school. At that stage he was keen to keep his daughters out of the tennis hothouse and to see them grow up as normal children. They can start worrrying about physical preparation when they're in the top Back in the summer ofVenus was talking about becoming an astronaut, an archaeologist or maybe an architect.
Hmm, I remember thinking, that's just the As. But even though she and her sister have pursued interests away from tennis - interior design for Venus and fashion and acting for Serena - they seem to have realised that you don't retire from sport until you're too old to win. Perhaps the fact that they're good enough to win without eliminating everything but tennis from their lives is what makes people uneasy. It also happens to be the ultimate tribute to the vision of their remarkable parents.
Sisters' all-round success shows their parents knew best
No Pierce Brosnan but Mlle Bartoli would not say No to a leading man It would be a shame to leave Wimbledon without saluting the contribution made by the losing fi nalist of the women's singles. This time last week few tennis fans outside the hard core knew of Marion Bartoli's existence; many have since been pleased to make her acquaintance, not least because of her admission to the BBC that the presence of Pierce Brosnan in the royal box had inspired her to come back from a set down to beat Justine Henin, the No1 seed, in their semi-final.
When French journalists pressed her to elaborate on the matter, she was so delightfully eff usive that her words are worth sharing with a wider audience.Where Venus Williams Got Her Values - The Oprah Winfrey Show - Oprah Winfrey Network
I saw him in the tribunes," she said, "and it did something to me to know that he was looking at me. He's easily my favourite actor - I could watch every one of his films times through without a break. When I was making a mess of the first set, I told myself: He's here and you're playing like a spud! What sort of idea of you is he getting?
More than that - I felt that he was on my side, hoping I'd win. And afterwards I was introduced to him. He gave me a kiss.