Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams is reportedly set to compete in the Wimbledon mixed doubles event with former doubles world No. 1 Jamie Murray. Williams, 42, hasn't played since August and there have been no signs that she would compete at Wimbledon.
On Tuesday, The Times reported that Williams and Murray have requested a mixed doubles wildcard. Williams is a true legend at The All England Club, having won Wimbledon five times in singles and six times in doubles. "Venus Williams, 42, is to join her sister Serena in making a return to Wimbledon.
She and Jamie Murray have requested a mixed doubles wild card, which will of course be granted by the All England Club. Kyle Edmund also coming back with Olivia Nicholls," Stuart Fraser of The Times reported.
Venus Williams, 42, is to join her sister Serena in making a return to Wimbledon.
She and Jamie Murray have requested a mixed doubles wild card, which will of course be granted by the All England Club. Kyle Edmund also coming back with Olivia Nicholls. https://t.co/Ogemk9xkuQ — Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) June 28, 2022
The Williams sisters are back
Two weeks ago, Serena Williams announced her plans to compete at Wimbledon.
Serena Williams had been out since retiring injured her Wimbledon first round match a year ago. This year, Serena Williams hinted several times she was planning to return but it was nothing definitive. Some feared that Serena Williams was done with tennis but fortunately for tennis fans across the globe that's not the case.
When Serena Williams publicly revealed her intention to compete at Wimbledon, Venus Williams was happy that was not a secret anymore. "I've been keeping the secret for a long time and I'm just glad it's out," Venus Williams said.
"People say I've heard and you say I don't know, you feel like you are lying, lead me out of this. She hasn't played in a year, I haven't played any year. It's going to be great to see her back in action.
She's quite formidable." The Williams sisters are all-time greats and the greatest sister duo in tennis history. The Williams have had success pretty much everywhere but Wimbledon has always been especially great for them.