“She Doesn’t Dwell on Anything” – Nick Kyrgios Describes Playing With Venus Williams at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/03/2021, 5:45 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Nick Kyrgios and Venus Williams seen during the 2018 Palace Invitational Badminton Tournament at Lotte New York Palace on August 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)


Staying true to his personality, Nick Kyrgios has already provided a series of entertaining matches at the All England Club for the fans. Playing alongside Venus Williams for the mixed doubles event, the duo had to fight for their first-round win against Austin Krajicek and Sabrina Santamaria of the US. They beat the two Americans 6-3, 3-6, 75 on Friday, July 2.

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In a recent post-match conference, Nick lauded the on-court character and attitude of his doubles partner. Venus is 15 years older than Nick, and thus, this is a learning opportunity for the Aussie. With a plethora of knowledge and experience next to him on court, Nick can surely add something to his game for the remainder of the tournament.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu REUTERS/Toby Melville

That’s why she’s such a great champion: Nick Kyrgios on partner Venus Williams

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Venus Williams is a six-time doubles winner and five-time singles winner at the Wimbledon Championships. She reached the mixed doubles final in 2006, eventually losing out to Andy Ram and Vera Zvonareva in straight sets. Venus, 41, is still going strong with her game after debuting in 1994, at the tender age of 14.

“When a point is done, she completely moves on. She doesn’t dwell on anything that’s happened in the past. I guess that’s what’s helped her have so much success. That’s why she’s such a great champion,” said Nick.

A true champion never complains, especially on a stage like the Wimbledon Championships. Thus, Venus Williams is the perfect example for young players around the globe; her discipline, hard work, and commitment to tennis make her a stand-out performer at the highest level of the sport.

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Kyrgios has fun being the entertainer at SW19

Nick Kyrgios ousted number 21 seed, Ugo Humbert, in the first round of the tournament. With the upset, Kyrgios established that he is not here to joke around and is a serious contender for the title. However, the Aussie is happy being a ‘relatable’ entertainer than a tennis god.

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“You have to have some people, I believe, that are relatable, that people can bring other fans to watch, like people that are just normal. I feel like I’m one of those people. “I’m quite lighthearted. Yeah, they know it’s a bit of a show. They just want entertainment at the end of the day,” said Kyrgios during an interview.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Australia’s Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning his first round match against France’s Ugo Humbert REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Nick and Venus will take on Nicole Melichar and Edouard Roger Vasselin on Monday, July 5. The timing of the match is yet to be decided.

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