Richard Dove Williams, Jr. was born on February 14, 1942. Is King Richard Williams still alive or dead? He is the father of tennis players Venus Williams and Serena Williams and a former American tennis coach. Richard Williams took tennis lessons from a man known as “Old Whiskey.”
He eventually came to the conclusion that his future daughters would be professional tennis players after watching Virginia Ruzici play on television.
In 1995, Richard Williams took his daughters out of a tennis academy and started teaching them himself.
His children began winning grand slam tournaments within a few years.
Serena won the US Open in 1999 and Venus defeated Lindsay Davenport to win the Wimbledon title in 2000.
Is King Richard Williams still alive or is he dead?
Richard Williams is still alive and he has been married three times. In July 2016, he suffered a stroke. In 2022, it was publicized that he had two strokes.
Richard Williams has nine children. He married Oracene Brandy Price, with whom they gave birth to Venus and Serena. They divorced in 2002.
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