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Black and White: The Way I See It by Richard Williams

By Richard Williams

He’d set his brain to elevate of the best ladies champions in expert tennis good ahead of they can even carry a racket. the daddy of Venus and Serena Williams had a grand plan for his daughters. The resource of his imaginative and prescient, the strategy in the back of his execution, and the foundation of his indomitable spirit he held inner most. in the past. What he unearths approximately his success—his tale of fight, selection, labor, and family—is informed within the pages of this inspiring memoir, Black and White: the way in which I See It.

Richard Williams, for the 1st time ever, stocks tales concerning the poverty and violence of his adolescence in Shreveport, Louisiana, within the 1940s—a lifestyles which may have ended at the day he was once born due to indifference, racism, and cruelty have been it no longer for the energy of his mom and the kindness of a stranger. Williams’s mom used to be his hero, simply as he grew to become a hero to Venus and Serena, who show within the booklet the teachings he taught them and what sort of they love their much-criticized or even maligned father. His critics claimed that he used to be “in the way” of his daughters’ athletic good fortune, that he was once “destroying his daughters’ advertising and advertisements abilities,” or even accused him of “abuse.”

Richard Williams describes a relatives lifestyles held jointly by way of the rules that topic so much: braveness, self belief, dedication, religion, and chiefly, love.

“When you’re more youthful, as a feminine, you flock in your father. if you become older, you’re towards your mom. I nonetheless think fairly, quite just about my father. . . . we've got a superb courting. there's an appreciation. there's a closeness as a result of what we’ve been via jointly, and a respect,” says Serena.

“Training all started early for my teenagers, however it wasn’t merely at the tennis courts. I used to take Venus and Serena to paintings with me so that they may well examine the significance of making plans, accountability, and a powerful paintings ethic, even at their early age,” Richard Williams writes. The self-made guy observed the worth of schooling and had the self-discipline to perform what he discovered. He went as far as to put in writing a plan for his family’s destiny ahead of his tennis champion daughters have been ever born.

Richard Williams has walked an extended, demanding, intriguing, and finally worthwhile street for seventy years, scuffling with each hand raised opposed to him whereas elevating a loving kinfolk and of the best tennis avid gamers who ever lived.

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