Tag: #venuswilliams

  • BOT 185 – Special Guest – Eric Hechtman

    Famed tennis coach of Venus and Serena Williams, Eric Hechtman, recently took some time to chat with Bruthas on Tennis. Listen to Eric talk about his upbringing, love of nature, family and who’s on his music playlist. Of course, he talks about Venus and Serena Williams, and what it’s like to coach sisters and legends of the game. Take a seat and meet Mr. Eric Hechtman…

  • BOT 176 – 2022 US Open Preview

    We are down to the final major of the tennis season. The importance of this particular major has been underscored by the thought that this is Serena Williams' last professional tournament. Listen to the Bruthas breakdown both the Men's and Ladies draws and give their final result predictions.

  • King Richard – Behind the Scenes – Isha Price, Executive Producer

    For the 4th and final installment of our King Richard behind the scenes series, we bring you Isha Price - Executive Producer and Williams Family Consultant. Isha has probably the most unique view on the project as she saw it all firsthand. She lived it; this was HER life portrayed onscreen. We're sure you will enjoy this special interview as much as we have enjoyed bringing you the entire series. -- Bruthas on Tennis

  • King Richard – Behind the Scenes – Reinaldo Marcus Green, Director

    In our 3rd installment of the King Richard behind the scenes series, we have an enlightening talk with the film's director, Reinaldo Marcus Green. As the "quarterback" of this film's team, Rei discusses how parallels between the Williams family story and his own history with athletics and a Dad coach inspired his directorial efforts. Enjoy...

  • King Richard – Behind the Scenes – Tim White, Producer

    In this first segment of the King Richard Behind the Scenes series, we chat with the film's producer, Tim White, at the tennis courts of Griffith Park in Los Angeles. The King Richard project was the brainchild of this very talented Hollywood producer. Along with his brother Trevor, they produced one of the most award nominated films of this season. Listen in as Tim shares with us how he turned an initial idea into the blockbuster film we know today.

  • BOT 145: “King Richard” Review Panel

    We know you've been waiting for it fam, and right here, right now, we're going to give it to ya! The highly-anticipated "King Richard" film has been on The Bruthas' radar for a while now, and its recent release has spawned multiple thought-provoking reactions and emotions...not only from The Bruthas, but from the viewing public as well. On this episode, they explore their inner-most thoughts around the film in a public forum with a few friends, Cecil Harris and Albert Chen. Both Cecil and Albert host the popular series "All-American," a podcast focusing on sports icons. Check out Season One here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-american-tiger-woods/id1525472214?i=1000488643448 Season Two of "All-American" will focus on Venus and Serena, so be sure to check that out when it drops in 2022! Peep their bios below, and enjoy the show! Cecil Harris is a veteran sports journalist who covered the 2018 U.S. Open for the New York Daily News. In the 1990's he covered U.S. Opens and tennis tournaments at Madison Square Garden for Gannett Newspapers. He's also the author of four books: "Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution," "Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters," "Call the Yankees My Daddy: Reflections on Baseball, Race, and Family," and "Breaking the Ice: The Black Experience in Professional Hockey." Albert Chen is an author, journalist and podcast producer. He was a senior editor and staff writer at Sports Illustrated and wrote “Billion Dollar Fantasy,” a book about sports gambling.