Serena Williams’ father “King” Richard’s $1.45 million mansion finds itself in deep trouble when the estranged wife resumes a new struggle

There was another twist in the story regarding Venus and Serena Williams’ father, Richard Williams’ Florida home at Palm Beach Gardens. According to recent news, Richard’s estranged wife, Lakeisha Williams, filed another case trying to recover from bankruptcy.

Lakeisha previously filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy when the Florida-based home was set to be auctioned. After losing that fight, she filed another case just before the house was due to be sold.


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Richard Williams’ estranged wife wants the case reopened

In 2009 Richard married Lakeisha, his third wife, then filed for divorce in 2017. Even after filing for divorce, Lakeisha remained in the Florida home. She allegedly bought Richard’s house for just $10, which Richard denied. After the mortgage could not be paid, the house was scheduled for auction on February 18 this year.

However, she submitted Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings just a day before the auction. During the hearing, she asked the judge to give her time to pay off the debt she was unable to pay. As a result, on July 5, the court dismissed their bankruptcy petition and put the house up for sale. After the verdict, she had 14 days to comment, which she did. recently her appeals the court’s decision as she wants the case to be reopened. According to Lakeisha, she now has the money to pay the monthly installments.

372178 05: FILE PHOTO: Richard Williams practices with his daughter Serena in 1991 in Compton, CA. Serena and Venus Williams will play each other for the first time on July 6, 2000 in the Wimbledon tennis semifinals. (Photo by Online USA)

In the meantime, Richard will lose the house one way or the other. Notably, he filed a roughly $1 million lawsuit against his estranged wife during the bankruptcy proceedings, which the judge dismissed.


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The house where Venus and Serena Williams started their tennis career

Although both Venus and serena spent their early childhood in the city of Compton, they relocated to Florida to begin their journey to professional touring. In 1995 Oracene, Venus and Serena’s mother, and Richard, father, bought the Palm Beach Gardens home for $355,000.

Serena Williams (R) of the USA celebrates with her father Richard Williams and sister Venus Williams after their women’s singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day 12 of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club July 7 , 2012 in London, UK. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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In Florida, both Venus and Serena trained under Hall of Famer coach Rick Macci. With Richard, Oracene and Macci at their side, the Williams sisters had an immediate impact on the tour. Despite playing very few junior tournaments, Venus reached the 1997 US Open final at the age of just 17. Two years later, Serena won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

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