Actor offers to bring sisters to Wimbledon and Williams family ‘celebrity matchmaking’ company wins the day

Close to 1 million people now have reached out via social media to invite Richard Williams into a contest that includes a trip to watch his two daughters compete at Wimbledon this summer. He will be the surprise guest at the women’s first singles match at Wimbledon on June 27.

On Friday, Richard Williams won the big prize for the best yet-to-be-proposed idea about how to further promote tennis in Southern California. He beat out Kenneth Rudolph and Mark Berman, who are famous for making mind-blowing egg mosaics.

Richard Williams of the celebrity matchmaking business called Tennis Connections announced in a video that he has gotten so many suggestions for having his daughters — Venus, who was named U.S. Open champion in 2000 and 2001, and Serena, who won 14 major singles titles in 2002 to 2009, whose 21 Slams put her in sole possession of second on the all-time list — appear in public together that he thought he should share the process.

Curious, we asked Richard how he came up with his prize.

Read the full story at Los Angeles Times.


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