London, July 2 (ANI): Richard Williams has said that he would rather cut the grass than watch the expected final at Wimbledon between his two daughters – Venus and Serena.
Venus and Serena are each one game away from a repeat of last year’s final, and if they both come through their games today, against Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva respectively, their father will be on the first plane home.
Throughout their careers, Williams Senior has never wanted to watch his children fighting.
It is a good job too, as in last year’s final they were slamming 120mph serves into each other’s bodies and putting so much venom on their passing shots it was lucky nobody got hurt.
He hopes to applaud his girls to success one after the other on Centre Court this afternoon then head straight down to the travel agents and book his flight home.
“I’m sure it will be a rematch. I’ll go home because I can’t watch.
But I believe they will both definitely make it to the final. When they play each other I will never watch.
And I always tell the captain on the flight home when Venus and Serena are playing each other, ‘Please don’t tell me’,” the Daily Express quoted Richard, as saying.
“Last year, as soon as I got off the aircraft, I was walking through the terminal when someone said, ‘Heh, Venus beat her sister’.
“I would like to be back on that airplane again. That would be real good for me. It means I can drive my boat, I can get on my motorcycle, I can cut my grass – I love to cut my grass – and I can work around the house,” he said. (ANI)