These Throwback Photos of Serena, Venus, and Richard Williams Show How Far They've Come

These Throwback Photos of Serena, Venus, and Richard Williams Show How Far They’ve Come

The new movie King Richard offers a behind-the-scenes look at the origins of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, as well as the coach who helped them achieve their dreams — their father, Richard Williams. The Williams sisters have been staples of the tennis scene for decades — it’s almost hard to remember when they weren’t dominating the courts! Back in the ’90s, though, they were just a pair of up-and-coming teenage sensations who burst onto the scene and started climbing the ranks into tennis history.

To celebrate the movie’s release (and the Williams sisters’ incredible, still-ongoing careers), we’re looking back at some of their earliest moments on the public stage. Take a look back at Venus and Serena’s beginnings, as well as a few rare pictures of them with their out-of-the-spotlight father back in the day.