Beyonce kicked off the 2022 Academy Awards show from Venus and Serena Williams’ hometown tennis courts in Compton

The 40-year old star performed live from the Williams sisters’ hometown tennis courts in Compton, California. The main ceremony of the 94th Annual Academy Awards was held at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre. Beyonce sang her song ‘Be Alive’ from the movie King Richard, which is based on the Williams sisters. The superstar dressed in a tennis ball-green and yellow ensemble. The song is Beyonce’s first Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

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King Richard’s lead actor Will Smith won the Oscar for the best actor category. He had previously revealed that the Williams sisters inspired Beyonce to do a song for this ‘inspirational drama’ film.

‘King Richard’ received Oscar Nomination in the category of Best Picture

King Richard is a biographical sports drama film that follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of Venus and Serena Williams. The tennis stars are executive producers of the film. It follows the life and journey of Venus and Serena Williams right from their childhood and how their father, Richard played a humongous role in them becoming the undisputed superstars of tennis.

Serena Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam champion in women’s singles and is regarded as one of the greatest ever tennis players. She emerged into the professional circuit in 1995, at the tender age of 15 years. Serena has won 73 WTA titles in her career with an overall win percentage of 84.9 %. She is a multiple-time Olympic gold medalist for the United States of America.

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 31: Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Venus Williams, Serena’s elder sister is a legend in her own rights. She is a former World No. 1 just like her sister and has seven women’s singles Grand Slam titles to her name to go with a haul of 49 WTA career titles. Venus is ranked 2nd in the all-time list of prize money won by women’s tennis players just behind her sister Serena, who tops the list.

The numbers and the records created by the two sisters speak for themselves. There is no debate over the fact that the Williams’ sisters have re-defined women’s tennis and taken it to a different level altogether. The biographical film on them covers this incredible journey and is certainly an audience-favourite!

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