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Richard Williams, father of  tennis stars Serena and Venus, clenches his fist as he and Venus are jeered by the crowd upon their arrival  in 2001 for the Tennis Masters Series final between Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters in Indian Wells, Calif. Venus had pulled out of the semi-final with her sister due to tendinitis, giving Serena a walk-over to the final.

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Richard Williams, tennis superstars Serena and Venus’ father, will be inducted into the American Tennis Association’s Tennis Hall of Fame for his contribution to coaching his famous daughters.

Male or female, Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of all time and has to be included on any short list of the greatest athletes ever, right up there with Babe Ruth and Jesse Owens, Sandy Koufax and Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan, Jackie Stewart and Pele.

And Richard Williams’s coaching of his daughters is pretty epic too.

The Williams sisters have 30 grand slam singles titles each. They played each other in the finals nine times. They also have 17 doubles titles playing together in only 33 major appearances along with three gold medals in Olympic doubles.

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