Richard Williams, the 75 year old father of tennis champs Serena and Venus Williams’, has filed for divorce from his much younger wife in West Palm Beach, Florida.
In his petition, the 75-year-old tennis coach often credited with training his daughter into tennis superstars, believes his 38-year-old wife of seven years, Lakeisha Williams, is an alcoholic.
Daily Mail reports exclusively that Williams, who married Lakeisha in 2010, also claims she moved out last year and left their now 5-year-old son, Dylan, in his exclusive care. Lakeisha is barely older than his two two daughters – Serena is 35 and Venus will turn 37 on Saturday.
Richard Williams also alleges she left him for ‘a new person’ who has ‘serious criminal, felony charges pending who could impose a danger to the minor child,’ the document reads.
When reached on her cellphone, Lakeisha said she couldn’t talk and hung up.
But Sandy Becher, her Miami lawyer, called Richard’s petition ‘outrageous.’
‘We categorically deny each and all the allegations he has made in the petition,’ Becher said.
‘When the issues come before the court, they’ll be proven to be patently false.’