Venus Williams has hinted that she no longer plans to play doubles unless her sister Serena Williams comes out of retirement. Serena, 41, retired from professional tennis after the US Open. Together, the Williams sisters have won 14 Grand Slams together.
«Who is your ideal mixed doubles partner and opponent?» a fan asked Venus on Instagram. Venus replied: “I only play doubles with this one. So unless I come back.» Venus, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, was asked by another fan how to get her motivation back after losing it.
“First get to the root of the problem. What makes you lose motivation? What can you modify to get it back? Do you need to pace yourself or create more breaks? Do you need a total change of course? Complete honesty will be a must,» Venus explained.
Venus Williams received a special message from Serena Williams
After losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open, Serena said that «there would be no Serena if there was no Venus.» «Thanks Dad.
I know you’re looking. Thank you, mom (with tears in her eyes) ”, she had said on the court. I just thank everyone who is here, who has been by my side for so many years, decades. But it all started with my parents. And they deserve it all.
So I’m very thankful for them. These are happy tears, I suppose; I don’t know. And I wouldn’t be Serena if there was no Venus, so thank you, Venus. She’s the only reason Serena Williams existed, so.
I don’t know. Everyone from Jill to Isha, my sister Lyn, my husband Olympia and Jarmere. All in that box there today. Alexis, Kristy, Derrick (phonetic),» Serena said after their last match. Venus, 42, also didn’t play any tournaments after the US Open. However, Venus Williams has hinted that she plans to return to the court in 2023.