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Will Smith To Star As Father of Venus & Serena Williams In ‘King Richard’

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There’s a new film in the works and it will tell the story of the father of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams. Will Smith will star in the film ‘King Richard’ as Richard Williams, based on a script by Zach Baylin.

According to Variety, it will center on Richard Williams overcoming tremendous hardship, skepticism, controversy, and his own troubled past to raise two of the greatest and most talented athletes. Despite having no tennis background, Williams drew up a 78-page plan for Venus and Serena’s professional tennis careers. He began giving them tennis lessons on public courts in Compton. The sisters would then go on to become tennis champions and arguably two of the best athletes in the game – with Serena winning twenty-three Grand Slam tournaments and Venus winning seven.

Will Smith is not only starring in ‘King Richard’ but will also be serving as a producer through his Overbrook Entertainment banner. You can catch him starring in ‘Aladdin’ for Disney, as well as on the set of a movie I’m super excited for, ‘Bad Boys For Life’.

Serena Williams Joins Poshmark’s Board Of Directors

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After launching her own line of clothing last year, Serena Williams appears to be expanding her resume beyond the sports industry as the legendary tennis player has now been appointed to join Poshmark’s board of directors.

If you’re unfamiliar with Poshmark, it’s an online marketplace created for people to sell their new and used clothing. Poshmark, which was founded by Manish Chandra, Tracy Sun, Gautam Golwala, and Chetan Pungaliya in 2011, is valued at nearly $600 million, according to News One. Poshmark sellers collectively garnered $1 billion since the company was launched.

“I’m really excited to join Poshmark because it really speaks to my core values,” said Williams. “They really believe in so many different aspects of my life that I am not only living but I’m also preaching.”

Manish Chandra released a statement on what makes Serena Williams the perfect fit for Poshmark’s Board of Directors, even adding that the platform was developed by a team of strong women like Williams.

“What triggered my initial interest [in Williams], is there are very few people who have that focus on excellence. What we are trying to build is a very diverse, independent board, people who can guide us to the next level of growth,” said Chandra. “Seeing she had the right experience, and the passion for fashion, that’s the way we looked at it.”

Serena Williams currently has a closet on Poshmark, where the proceeds from purchased items will go to the Yetunde Price Resource Center, an organization that she founded in memory of her sister who was fatally shot in Compton in 2003.

Serena Williams To Debut Virgil Abloh x Nike Collection During 2018 U.S. Open

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Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has announced his latest collaboration with Nike. The pair partnered up for the QUEEN collection, which will make its debut at the 2018 U.S. Open, worn by Serena Williams.

The line will feature three pairs of Abloh-designed Nike sneakers, a one-shoulder dress, which will be available in two colorways, and an Abloh-designed jacket for off the court.

“When I was thinking about outfits for Serena, I was thinking about her playing the game and her aesthetic while she is,” Abloh told Vogue. “She has a level of creativity with how she expresses herself in terms of clothing in any event, so I made everything with her logic in mind. We traded images and there was a lot of back-and-forth to get this done in short order.”

Taking inspiration from Serena Williams’ previous on-court looks appears to have paid off as Serena had nothing but great things to say when recalling her first reaction to trying on the Virgil Abloh-designed collection.

“When I first tried on the dress, I felt very strong and feminine at the same time. It has all the really strong elements, from the leather to that really cool stretchy material,” said Serena. “I felt so feminine in the tutu, which is probably my favorite part of it. It really embodies what I always say: that you can be strong and beautiful at the same time.”

The QUEEN collection will be available for purchase at select Nike Stores beginning late August.


Serena Williams Sets Record With 307th Grand Slam Win

A huge congratulations is in order for the legendary Serena Williams with her latest Grand Slam victory.

The tennis champion faced off with Johanna Larsson in the single match. Her 6-2 win against the Swedish athlete made her a leader within women ahead of Martina Navratilova and tied up with Roger Federer. Now, she’s ready for her next round against Yaroslava Shvedova with or without a shoulder injury from Wimbeldon.

Serena admitted about her competitor:
“It was a really good match for me, because she played a different kind of game,” Williams said. “It was really good for me to have a different type of rhythm and just move the ball around. So overall it was pretty good.”

How humble is she? Good luck, Serena!