Sad News: ‘King Richard,’ Serena Williams’ Dad, Aged 82, Suffers Sudden Stroke. It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of his condition that he has been confirmed to be… See More

Serena Williams and Father Richead


It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of Richard Williams, father of tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams, who has suffered a sudden stroke at the age of 82.

Man in hospital


This unexpected turn of events has left the sports community and fans around the world deeply concerned about his condition.

The news broke early this morning when a spokesperson for the Williams family confirmed that Richard had experienced a severe stroke. According to the family, he is currently receiving medical care at a hospital in Florida. While the exact details of his condition are being closely guarded, it has been confirmed that the stroke has significantly impacted his mobility and speech.

Richard Williams, affectionately known as “King Richard,” has been a towering figure in the world of tennis.

His remarkable story of coaching his daughters, Serena and Venus, from a young age to become two of the greatest tennis players in history is well-documented and celebrated.

His unconventional coaching methods and unwavering belief in his daughters’ potential have been inspirational, earning him a place in the annals of sports history.

The Williams family has been understandably devastated by this news.

In a statement, Serena Williams expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support and prayers from fans and well-wishers. “My father is a fighter,” she said. “We are hopeful and praying for his recovery. We ask for privacy as we navigate this challenging time.”

Venus Williams also shared her feelings on social media, writing, “Dad has always been our rock. It’s incredibly hard to see him go through this, but we are staying strong as a family.”

Fans and fellow athletes have taken to social media to express their support and solidarity with the Williams family. Many have shared stories of how Richard’s dedication and perseverance inspired them.

Tennis stars, past and present, have also voiced their concern and sent their best wishes for his recovery.

Billie Jean King, a long-time friend of the family, tweeted, “Richard Williams is a true champion. My thoughts are with