Oscars gallery: Venus and Serena Williams strut their stuff on the red carpet

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It was a big night for the family as Venus and Serena Williams attended the Oscars to see King Richard bag a major award, despite the slap heard around the world.

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Venus (L) and Serena (R) Williams arrive at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in designer gowns at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Venus and Serena are grateful to the filmmakers for telling the story of their often misunderstood father.

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Venus and Serena Williams attend the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honouring the best films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, 2022.

While Venus has retired from tennis, 40-year-old Serena has refused to give up the dream of adding to her 23 Grand Slams.

Serena Williams adopted a Grecian style with her baby pink pleated gown with shoulder pads and black lace trim on the neckline and matching gloves.

Venus might be secretly grateful that Will Smith grabbed all the headlines allowing her own wardrobe malfunction to go unnoticed.

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Venus went Grecian with a beautiful white floor-length number with a neckline featuring a silver trim and raven locks styled big and high.

Venus and Serena also attended the swanky Vanity Fair Oscars Party, the younger flanked by her husband while the elder sister celebrated unaccompanied.

Serena Williams and Husband Alexis Ohanian, as well as Venus Williams attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2022, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles.

Serena remains coy on when she will be returning the court.

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Serena Williams attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2022, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles after the 94th Academy Awards. 

By now everyone has heard about the infamous slap but Will Smith still took home an Oscar for his portrayal of Richard Williams.

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Will Smith won the Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of Venus and Serena’s father and first coach Richard Williams whose life the film King Richard focuses on.

Smith’s award is the cherry on the top for a film that has received critical praise with a number of big performances.

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Aunjanue Ellis who played tennis coach Oracene “Brandy” Price in the film King Richard at the 94th Academy Awards at Dolby Theater.

Saniyya Sidney has earned acclaim for her depiction of Venus Williams.

Saniyya Sidney who played Venus Williams in King Richard and Will Smith attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2022, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Los Angeles. 

Demi Singleton earned a breakout role in King Richard as Serena Williams.

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Demi Singleton who portrayed Serena Williams in King Richard arrives at the 94th Academy Awards at Dolby Theater on March 27, 2022 in Los Angeles.

A controversial night overshadowed what should have been a big night for the Williams’ family.

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King Richard is look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. 

The film adds some light to the image of Richard Williams portrayed by the media down the years.

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It has been an incredible journey for the Venus and Serena Williams to get where they are today and the film King Richard is a must-see for their fans and fans of the game. 

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