Days after Carlos Alcaraz and Venus Williams played pickleball together at an event held at the Lotte New York Palace, the Spaniard partnered with Iga Swiatek for the US Open Kids Day held on Arthur Ashe. Noticing how fast Carlitos moved away from their partnerships, Venus Williams joked.
"I got replaced so fast…!" Venus wrote on Instagram. Alcaraz answered: "@venuswilliams i thought we were at pickleball." Here is a video of Venus Williams and Carlos Alcaraz playing pickleball together.
Ons Jabeur, Andrey Rublev, Tommy Paul, and Holger Rune also showed their pickleball skills at the pickleball event.
When it comes to pickleball, Venus Williams has nothing against it. “Pickleball is growing and I’m happy to see folks with any kind of racquet in their hand," Venus said in 2022. After her retirement from tennis, we may see Venus starting a career in pickleball.
Iga Swiatek paired with Carlos Alcaraz at the US Open Kids' Day
Top US Open seed Iga Swiatek posted pictures with her and Alcaraz from the US Open Kids' Day event. "Kids' Day. Thanks @carlitosalcarazz that was fun!" Swiatek captioned the photos.
Here are the photos shared by the Polish superstar.
All in all, it seems that Alcaraz has a partner for each sport he tries his hand at: Venus Williams for pickleball and Iga Swiatek for football tennis.
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