“Can’t Stop Progress”: Venus Williams Pens an Inspirational Note Following Her 5-Match Losing Streak

Published 05/25/2021, 6:49 AM EDT
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)


Former World No.1 Venus Williams is currently going through a pretty rough phase in her career. The American player is on a 5-match losing streak at the moment as she last won a match at the Australian Open 2021. In her recent clash against Sorana Cirstea, she lost a close battle and as a result, got eliminated from the Internationaux de Strasbourg 2021.

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Williams is 40 right now, and it is surely not going to be easy for her. However, the 7-time Grand Slam champion is keeping her head high and seems confident. In a recent Instagram picture that she posted right after the match against Cirstea, she looked quite motivated. She even wrote an inspirational message- revealing her feelings at the moment.

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“Didn’t quite get the win today but the look was cute. Can’t stop progress. Next one,” wrote Venus in the Instagram caption.

Venus was definitely unhappy with her poor performance during the match. However, she is not giving up her hope and mentioned that she wouldn’t stop her progress. She even stated that she is ready to face the next challenges.

Venus Williams in the 2021 season so far

Venus has had a really poor season so far. As of now, she has a 2-6 win-loss ratio on tour and hasn’t looked that confident in her matches. Moreover, a thing that is missing from her game is her strong and accurate serves. Stats show that the former World No.1 is not serving that great in the recent past.

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

Williams suffered a major setback when she got eliminated in the second round of the Australian Open 2021. She reached Miami after that and faced a humiliating defeat at the hands of Zarina Diyas in the very first round. Then, she arrived in Madrid and the same story continued there as well.

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Her last two tournaments- the WTA Parma and the Internationaux de Strasbourg 2021 were comparatively less competitive tournaments. However, she bottled up there as well and got knocked out in the first round itself.

Some things are surely not going right for Venus Williams. However, she is not ready to give up even at the age of 40. Will the elder Williams sister fight back and come back strong at the French Open 2021?

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