Venus Williams has indicated that she does not plan on becoming a tennis coach after retiring from pro tennis. Williams, 42, is a seven-time Grand Slam champion and certainly has a deep tennis knowledge. But when Williams retires from pro tennis, she would like to explore some other things in life.
"Yes. I do not want to be a full-time tennis coach because I’ve spent so much time on tennis and it’s really important to explore other things in life. But I would love to give advice to anyone who wants it and spend some time on the court with young people.
And I actually love spending time on the court with beginners," Williams said in a video posted on her YouTube channel.
Williams shares advice to young people
As a girl, Williams' goal was to become a pro tennis player and then become successful.
Williams was able to make her dreams a reality and there was no need for her to pursue a different career. But Williams had a backup plan and she is advising every young person to have one. “I was a nerd. I loved school, I didn't wanna leave school & when I got in high school I was like ‘I wish I was still there.’ The most important part is you don’t know what your future is, so you have to have a backup plan,” Williams said.
Meanwhile, Williams is set to play at this week's WTA 1000 event in Montreal. In the Montreal first round, Williams drew Madison Keys. For Williams, this will be her first appearance since Wimbledon, where she sustained a leg injury before losing to Elina Svitolina in the first round.
After Montreal, Williams will also play in Cincinnati and likely the US Open. Williams hasn't yet officially been granted a US Open wildcard but there is no doubt that she will receive one.
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