There are surprisingly few great sports movies these days. And when it comes to tennis, even fewer. But when it comes noteworthy films, 'King Richard' is a keeper. It's mostly about Richard Williams and how he stayed laser-focused on coaching up his daughters Venus and Serena to become world champions – but this film works as an inspiring story in many directions. Especially when it comes to the 78-page plan Richard to conceived to orchestrate his girls rise from the gang-infested streets of Compton to eventually dominating the highest courts in tennis.
The talented young actress who plays Venus is Saniyya Sidney, who does a great job encapsulating young Venus – from training to playing juniors to going pro. There's even some time penciled in to just be a kid.
Here's more about the gifted 15-year-old actress who learned how to play tennis for the role and who clearly has a bright future ahead.