Venus Williams has hinted that she does not plan to play doubles anymore unless her sister Serena Williams comes out of retirement. Serena, 41, retired from professional tennis after the US Open. Together, the Williams sisters captured 14 Grand Slams together.
"Who is your ideal mixed doubles partner and opponent pair?" a fan asked Venus on Instagram. Venus answered: “I only play doubles with this one. So unless she’s coming back." Another fan asked seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus how to regain motivation after losing it.
“First get to the root of the problem. What is making you lose motivation? What can you modify to gain it back? Do you need to pace yourself or create more breaks? Do you need a total change of direction? Complete honesty will be a must,” Venus explained.
Venus Williams received a special message from Serena Williams
After losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in the US Open third round, Serena said there "would not be Serena if there wasn't Venus." “Thank you, Daddy. I know you’re watching.
Thanks, Mom (tearing up)” she had said on the court. Just I thank everyone that’s here, that’s been on my side so many years, decades. But it all started with my parents. And they deserve everything. So I’m really grateful for them.
These are happy tears, I guess; I don’t know. And I wouldn’t be Serena if there wasn’t Venus, so thank you, Venus. She’s the only reason that Serena Williams ever existed, so. I don’t know. Just everyone from Jill to Isha to my sister Lyn, to my husband, Olympia, to Jarmere.
Everyone in that box there today. Alexis, Kristy, Derrick (phonetic)," Serena said after her last match. Venus, 42, also didn't play any tournaments after the US Open. However, Venus Williams hinted that she plans to return to court in 2023.