“It’s Going to Be Interesting”: Venus Williams Announces Exciting News Ahead of Australian Open 2021

Published 12/10/2020, 10:30 AM EST
Venus Williams attempts a serve. | Credits: Reuters


Now, with the Australian Open 2021 schedule released, players are deciding their travel and quarantine options as they get ready to start their 2021 season. Former World No.1 Venus Williams, who turned 40 this year, has announced good news regarding her Aussie Open participation.

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While answering fan questions Venus announced that she will be in Australia, playing the Grand Slam. Despite turning 40, the seven-time Grand Slam champ is looking to extend her playing career, which will now enter its 27th year!

“Yes, I am playing the Australian Open whenever they have it I am planning on being there.”

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Venus Williams on quarantine before Australian Open 2021

Venus is also aware of the 14-day strict quarantine before the Australian Open. It will be a tough task for a lot of players including Venus, as training time will be limited and players will be confined to the perimeters of the bio-bubble the organizers create.

“It’s going to be interesting because they’re going to have to quarantine for 14 days in a row so that’s going to be interesting it’s gonna be a lot of time with my thoughts but all in all, I just hope that it happens.”

Australian Open 2021 plans

The plan, initiated by Tennis Australia, will have the players flying down to Australia in chartered flights on January 15th and 16th. Then they’ll have to serve the quarantine inside the bio bubble.

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Once they do so and have a negative test, they’ll be free to live anywhere they want and travel around Melbourne City. The players will have a free week from February 1-7th, just before the Grand Slam, before the 2021 Australian Open begins on the 8th of February.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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For Venus 2021 has to be a different year than 2020, looking as she is currently on a five-match losing streak. In 2020, she had a win-loss record of 1-8. Also, the last time she won a Grand Slam match was back in the 2019 US Open. Clearly, these are worrying signs, as now her ranking has plummeted to 78th.

Do you think Venus will return to winning ways Down Under?

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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