He was hitting the drum – ex-Venus and Serena Williams coach responds to Tiger Woods’ father’s claim on Richard Williams

Sisters Venus and Serena Williams are two of the most loved tennis personalities around the world. They both have had some great achievements in their careers and are legends of the game. While the girls worked hard to get where they are today, their father Richard Williams played a pivotal role in their early career. While he himself was not exposed to the game, Richard gave the girls the best he could.

Another person who has seen firsthand the growth of the Williams sisters is their former coach Rick Machie. While the entire world recognizes Richard’s contribution to his daughter’s development, some weren’t happy with his excessive involvement. One of those people was Earl Woods, father of legendary golfer Tiger Woods.

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Rick Mackie comments on Earl Woods’ comments

Recently, the former coach of Williams’ sister, Rick McKee, was on a Spotify podcast where the host asked him about Earl Woods’ comments. Notably, the legendary golfer’s father has accused Richard of enjoying the limelight his daughters got. “He’s too involved in a lot of interviews. I’ve taken a step back from letting Tiger shine in the spotlight.” Woods said.

In response to the question, Macci admitted that Richard loved the spotlight, but it’s not a fair comparison because he was raising girls and was just protecting them.

“Yeah, Richard loved the spotlight, but it’s a little different with the girls. You know, I think there was a lot of protection. Richard Williams was a great dad. Every day there were life lessons, but he was drumming. He loved exposure. He was putting on Lots of helium in the balloon. But he was a very confident and confident man.” He said.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 9: Serena Williams of America cools off between sets during her women’s singles fourth round match against Russia’s Evgenia Rodina on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Crockett Club on July 9. , 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

While the Earl of Woods may not have liked the way Richard stood by his daughters, it is certain that both Earl and Richard gave America world-class athletes.

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Serena Williams Partners With Ons Jabeur

23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams hasn’t played tennis in over a year. As her age progressed, fans were concerned about seeing their favorite tennis star again on the court. Serena pleasantly surprised everyone when she announced her plans to play Wimbledon this year. However, the 40-year-old will return to the event in Eastbourne, playing the doubles championship alongside Anas Jaber.

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The Tunisian is currently ranked fourth in the world and will play as a partner for the 40-year-old as a warm-up for the upcoming Wimbledon tournament.

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