‘Win It All’: Venus Williams Reacts to Novak Djokovic’s Legal Battle Victory

Published 01/11/2022, 1:30 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 5, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


The 2022 season hasn’t started on an ideal note for Novak Djokovic. However, he has shown his fighting spirit by winning in a different kind of court this time. After his resounding victory at the Federal Court of Australia, celebrities around the globe have reacted to this news.

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Venus Williams reacts to Novak Djokovic court case verdict

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Novak Djokovic shared the news of his legal battle victory via his official Instagram handle.

He said, “I am pleased and grateful that the Judge overturned my visa cancellation. Despite all that has happened in the past week, I want to stay and to try to compete at the Australian Open.”

 

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Commenting on the post, Venus Williams, the 7-time Grand Slam champion, wrote, “win it all.” Further, the American, who maintains a healthy relationship with Novak, applauded the latter for his victory at the Australian Federal Court.

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Novak Djokovic and the Williams sisters have never shied away from praising one another. Djokovic, during the presentation of Serena and Venus’ co-produced film ‘King Richard’, admitted to being motivated by the pair’s legacy and stated that he is one among the millions of fans supporting them.

A look back at the Serbian’s visa controversy

Novak Djokovic had arrived Down Under hoping to defend his Australian Open title. However, he was detained by the border authorities upon his arrival in Australia. They canceled the Serbian champion’s visa and subsequently threatened him with deportation.

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The cause of the controversy had been his stance on vaccination, which was opposed to the Australian government’s rules; however, he was granted a last minute medical exemption which many had criticized.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

After a prolonged fiasco, Judge Anthony Kelly made the ruling in favor of World Number 1. He allowed the Serb to leave the detention center. But the lawyers representing the Australian government stated that the final decision rests on the Australian immigration minister, Alex Hawke, on whether to cancel the tennis superstar’s visa. If the minister cancels his visa, Djokovic wouldn’t be allowed to enter Australia for three years.

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Thus, uncertainty looms over whether Novak Djokovic would actually be allowed to defend his title Down Under. Will he get a shot at the Australian Open commencing next week? Do let us know your views in the comments below.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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