Sisters Serena and Venus Williams will clash in Wimbledon 2008 final, but their father Richard won’t be there to watch because he simply can’t bear to be there while his daughters play against each other. Instead, he will fly back home to the United States.
“If your kids got into a fight with each other, could you stand to watch that? That’s the way I feel,” said Richard Williams.
“I feel that they are fighting against each other so I wouldn’t watch it. I will be on a plane at 36,000 feet,” he said. “It is too emotional for me.”
The final to take place on Saturday will be the third championship match at Wimbledon that the sisters will play against each other. Defending champion Venus has lost to Serena twice, and is therefore looking for revenge.
Venus and Serena have six Wimbledon titles between them. (source: Reuters)