There’s something about a father and his daughter.
When the Williams sisters came on the scene some 20 years ago, tennis was slow to embrace their “us against the world” brashness. Now, with the sisters in the dusk of their storybook careers, Richard Williams is finally getting his due for being a tennis visionary – albeit an unorthodox one.
The $64 million question in tennis development is this: what are the conditions in which greatness emerges? For the answer, no need to look any further than to a man who has developed not one, but two certain Hall of Famers.
It was very nice to see Richard Williams watching his eldest compete in Miami, while enjoying a well-deserved victory lap around the court for his contributions to the game.