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Serena Williams Once Revealed Why She Didn’t Despise Her 80-Year-Old Ailing Father Amid His Refusal to Attend Her Wedding: ‘Doesn’t Look Like Himself’




American tennis legend, Richard Williams, father of Serena Williams, has constantly supported his daughter throughout her brilliant tennis career. He was always there to support Serena during training sessions and matches. However, he was not there for her daughter’s sake during a crucial event in her life.

Richard was not there for his daughter’s wedding due to his health issue. But the 23rd Grand Slam winner once revealed that she doesn’t hate her father for not attending her wedding.


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Serena Williams once spoke about her father’s absence during her wedding

The American tennis legend said that many girls despised their fathers for not attending their wedding. But Serena said she’s not one of them. Serena went on to say that her father, Richard Williams, has been going through some difficulties in the past few years.

Serena Williams said, “Probably not many girls will react the same way, but I know the hardships he’s been in over the past few years.”

The Grand Slam winner stated that she fully understands her father’s issues, which is why he did not attend her wedding. She said , “And if he doesn’t want to be in front of a lot of people, I totally understand. Look, when we first got to the scene, there were a lot of people who didn’t understand him. I don’t think a lot of them wanted to get him. I don’t think that many From him he can get anyway.”

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She stated that many people could not understand her father, because he was not close to anyone. Serena further added, Our family knows what we have. We just want to be happy. This is important. I don’t think anything could ever change that.”

The American tennis legend has stated that the Williams family only cares about each other’s happiness. She also revealed that her father’s absence did not bother her during her wedding to American businessman Alexis Ohanian. Winner of the 23rd Grand Slam title, Serena has always respected and praised her father for her success.

Serena on Roger Federer’s retirement


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The decision of the Swiss tennis legend, Roger Federer to retire, surprised the entire sports world. He announced his retirement with a sincere message through his accounts on social networking sites. Many tennis legends, including Serena Williams, have hailed the 20-time Grand Slam winner.


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She mentioned that Federer’s tennis journey was very similar to hers. The American tennis player went on to say that she has always admired him for his outstanding performance on the court. Williams has also stated that the Swiss maestro has inspired many people, including her. Her sister Venus Williams also paid tribute to the Swiss tennis legend.

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