Inside King Richard's family from tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams to estranged daughter

Inside King Richard’s family from tennis icons Serena and Venus Williams to estranged daughter

RICHARD Williams is known around the world as the mastermind behind the success of his daughters, tennis stars Serena and Venus.

The tennis legend, who was played by Will Smith in the 2021 film King Richard, is the father of nine children, although it is speculated he could have others.

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Richard Williams, 80, is known as the mastermind behind the careers of tennis legends Serena and VenusCredit: AFP
Williams is pictured with Venus and Serenas' mother Oracene 'Brandy' Price

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Williams is pictured with Venus and Serenas’ mother Oracene ‘Brandy’ PriceCredit: Getty
One of Williams' children from his first marriage, Sabrina, has spoken out against her father, who she claims has more than a dozen kids

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One of Williams’ children from his first marriage, Sabrina, has spoken out against her father, who she claims has more than a dozen kidsCredit: These photos are the www.thisischriswhite.com and cannot be reprinted unless authorized to

The famous American tennis coach, 80, was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and has married a total of three times.

After graduating high school. he moved to California, where he met his first wife Betty Johnson, who he married in 1965.

The couple had four children together: three sons named Richard, Ronner, and Reluss, and two daughters, Sabrina and Reneeka.

Additionally, Williams and Johnson also raised Johnson’s daughter from a previous relationship, Katrina.

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While not much is known about Williams’ oldest five children, Sabrina has claimed Williams “was a serial philanderer” who has over a dozen children, many of whom he allegedly does not speak to.

Sabrina told The Sun in 2020: “I know there are more siblings, I was told between fifteen and nineteen all over the place, from LA to Louisiana.”

Following his 1973 divorce from Johnson, Williams met Oracene “Brandy” Price, who already had three daughters with her then-deceased husband.

They were married in 1980 and moved to Compton, California, before welcoming two daughters together, Venus on June 17, 1980, and Serena on September 26, 1981.

Venus’ potential in tennis was spotted at the age of seven by Tony Chesta, a tennis player local to California.

This encouraged Richard to move to West Palm Beach, Florida, to enable Venus to attend Rick Macci’s tennis academy. The former tennis player and coach took notice of Venus and gave her additional coaching.

Serena followed in Venus’ footsteps, attending Rick Macci’s tennis academy.

Williams took over his daughter’s coaching in 1995 when Venus turned professional at the age of 14.

Serena made her professional debut in 1995, much like her sister Venus, and became a top-10 player in the late 1990s.

Williams and Price divorced in 2002 and he went on to marry a third time to Lakeisha Graham. The pair were married from 2010 to 2017 and had son Dylan Starr, born in 2012.

The tennis coach has one other known 49-year-old son, named Chavoita LeSane, whose mother is unknown.

In 2021, Chavoita was given power of attorney over his father who is reportedly “incapacitated” following two strokes which reportedly left him barely able to talk.

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Williams and Graham have been involved in a lengthy court battle over their four-bedroom home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Serena’s childhood home was put up for sale after Williams’ estranged wife Lakeisha lost the property by blowing millions of thousands on a failed trucking business and “fast food and frivolities,” according to court papers.

William is seen with his third wife Lakeisha Williams.  The two have been involved in a messy divorce for years

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William is seen with his third wife Lakeisha Williams. The two have been involved in a messy divorce for yearsCredit: Getty

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