“Watching My Dubs Partner”: Venus Williams Cheers For Nick Kyrgios at Citi Open 2021

Published 08/04/2021, 7:39 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)


After skipping the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Nick Kyrgios returned to the court at the Atlanta Open 2021. He didn’t succeed there and recently played his first match at the Citi Open 2021. However, here too, he failed to win the first match against Mackenzie McDonald and suffered a humiliating defeat. The final scoreline of the match was 4-6, 4-6.

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Even though Nick Kyrgios didn’t enjoy a great start at the Citi Open 2021, he earned a new fan. 7-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams watched his match at the Citi Open and even posted his picture on her Instagram story.

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“Watching my dubs partner Nick Kyrgios punch those volleys,” wrote Venus along with the picture.

Interestingly, apart from Kyrgios, one can see a lot of trophies that Venus has won in her career in the picture. She was cheering hard for the Australian from her home but, unfortunately, he got eliminated in the very first round. However, he is still there in the doubles category and will play his first match with his partner, Frances Tiafoe, today.

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Venus Williams and Nick Kyrgios at the Wimbledon Championships 2021

Williams and Kyrgios shocked the entire tennis world when they decided to play mixed doubles together at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. Intriguingly, they managed to play pretty well there.

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

They got off to a great start as they survived a tough match against Austin Krajicek and Sabrina Santamaria in the very first round. However, after that, Kyrgios injured himself in his singles matches against Felix Auger-Aliassime. As a result, Venus and Kyrgios didn’t even play in the second round and their opponents, Nicole Melichar and Edouard Roger-Vasellin, got a walkover.

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Fans are eagerly waiting for Venus Williams to make a comeback on the court soon. They believe that the 40-year-old still has got a lot of tennis left in her. Will she pair up with Kyrgios at the US Open 2021 yet again?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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