Venus Williams receives wildcard for AO

Venus Williams

It seems that for Venus Williams, like her sister, it is not so easy to give up her favorite activity.

The 42-year-old American has won the Grand Slam title seven times in her career, but she has never taken the crown in Australia.

After this year’s Wimbledon, Venus said she is not ready to retire from tennis yet and wants to try her luck again.

Williams will keep her word and participate in the Australian Open for the 22nd time. She missed last year’s AO due to an injury. Today it became known that she has already received a wildcard from the organizers.

Serena and Venus celebrating AO doubles trophy.
Serena and Venus celebrating AO doubles trophy.

“I am looking forward to returning to Melbourne. I’ve been competing in Australia for over 20 years, and the local crowd has always supported me passionately. It will be an honor to play in front of them again. I will try to add positive memories to my career.”

– Venus Williams.

Indeed, Venus has never won the Australian Slam in singles. Instead, she is a four-time champion in doubles, of course with Serena.

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