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Jun 7th, 2002, 05:29 PM
Mum tips Serena in family affair
Junior is mummy's girl, but can the Williams sisters produce the goods, asks Linda Pearce in Paris.
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
By Linda Pearce
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PARIS Behind the improbable ascent of Venus and Serena Williams from the tennis courts of Compton, Calif., the unlikely architect of their career path has been a gray-bearded father with a hunched back and a vivid imagination who can spin tall tales.

Despite all the hyperbole Richard Williams has ever uttered like his plan to purchase Rockefeller Center he has been consistently accurate as a soothsayer.

The moment Venus and Serena began swiping at balls as flat as day-old soda on the ragtag court in their neighborhood, Richard Williams started predicting that one day his daughters would become the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world.

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