“Follows the Same Philosophy”: PlantX’s Founder on Hosting Venus Williams

Published 04/29/2021, 5:41 AM EDT
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after winning match point in her first round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


Over the years, Venus Williams has proven to be a true asset to tennis. She has been involved in the sport for over two decades. Besides tennis, she has taken keen involvement in activities off the tennis courts. She has her own interior design firm and also her own fashion design label.

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Recently, Venus Williams took up a role in healthy living. She has teamed up with PlantX, known for specializing in products that are plant-based. It’s been a decade since the American athlete turned vegan and so her association with PlantX goes hand in hand with her way of living.

Venus Williams of the United States celebrates defeating Laura Siegemund of Germany during her third round Women’s Singles match on Day Six of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2016, in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The founder of PlantX, Sean Dollinger, spoke about welcoming Williams on board and stated, “Venus Williams spoke at our AGM this year to our shareholders and investors. I had the chance to speak to her behind the scenes while we were waiting to go live. She is such an unbelievable person and she truly believes in the plant base spaces.”

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Venus Williams believes in plant-based concepts

Sean praised Williams and indicated the American player believes in the concept of plant-baseddiet. Although, it did take some time before getting her on board as she did not want to attach her name to any other company but wanted an active role. To make matters easy, the former Grand Slam champion and PlantX share similar outlooks.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021, Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first-round match against Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Taking note of this, Dollinger further added, “She follows the same philosophy we have at Plant X. She is welcoming and says to try it out. It took a while to get the partnership over the line and wasn’t just interested in attaching her name to just another company out there. Her reputation is phenomenal and is one of the greatest players of all time.”

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Moving onto tennis, Venus competed at the Australian Open but lost in the second round. She featured in the WTA Miami Open and exited in the first round. She is expected to compete at the French Open this year. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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