Venus Williams is the other prominent face of the Williams sisters who captured dominance in the tennis circuit and changed the dynamics of the sport.
Elder sister to tennis icon Serena Williams, the American pro has rushed past the discriminatory and racial lines to be acclaimed as one of the best female athletes to ever step foot on the WTA Tour.
Though Venus hasn’t been able to stay as consistent as her sister Serena owing to her falling prey to multiple injuries, her era of recognition began when she won a gold medal for her country in the 2000 Olympics.
The American recently suffered an injury during her play at the ASB Classic in New Zealand which ultimately hampered her from making an appearance at the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open 2023, in a video opened about how the injury took place and what were her initial reactions to it.
Venus started the video describing her touring plans for the first month of 2023 and admittedly then owns up to how not playing regularly during the past few years makes every appearance for her a “big moment.”
Talking about her match day when the injury took place, Williams speaks about how because of intense rain at the venue, the officials constantly made the players change the courts they were playing on, which goes against the tennis rules and standards of having players finish the match on the court they initially started the match on.
Diving further into the details spilled by Venus, she then talks about her hearing a “pop” in her hamstring as she was playing her final set quoting “I didn’t have enough time to think about whether or not it was a good thing and I guess my coach was saying ‘call the trainer’ but I’ve hurt my hamstring enough to know there’s nothing to be done once you hurt it, either you keep playing or you don’t.”
“I did not call the trainer. I think I just panicked and threw up on myself the rest of the match like I had shots that I could hit winners I was just freaking out,” added Venus as she talked about her experience with the injury on-court.
Later in the video, Venus explains her being officially drafted into a hamstring injury count owing to the MRI results concluding the American suffering from multiple tears in that area.
Are both Serena Williams and Venus Williams retired?
The most successful and recognized of the Williams sisters, Serena Williams, has had a heck of a career in which she partnered up with her elder sister Venus Williams to play doubles on numerous occasions.
Serena, unfortunately, took a step back from professional tennis last year in 2022 when she announced her retirement, abandoning her final Grand Slam chase to level with Margaret Court’s 24 titles and stating her leaving as ‘evolving away’ from tennis.
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However, 7-time Grand Slam champion Venus did not go down the same path as Serena and, to date, is an active player on the WTA Tour. She is eagerly awaiting her return to her circuit after recovering from the injury she sustained.