US Open: After suffering a defeat in the US Open’s opening round, Venus Williams kept her opinions about her tennis career to herself.
The 42-year-old is currently rated 1,504 and has only triumphed in one match since the Australian Open in January 2021, but she would not confirm whether she will be retiring after this competition like her sister Serena.
Venus’ match against Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium was scheduled to end with a ceremony on the court, but after the American lost 6-1, 7-6 (5), she quickly packed her things and left Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Asked about her future afterwards, the six-time grand slam singles champion said: “Right now I’m just focused on the doubles.”
As Serena makes the most of her farewell event, the sisters will play doubles together in a grand slam for the first time since 2018.
Venus stated she is excited to team up with her sister once more. Together, they have won 14 slam titles, winning every final they have played in.
“It was Serena’s idea,” she said.