‘Don’t Really Want to Go to a Party’ – 17-Year-Old Venus Williams’ Statement Reveals Her Utmost Dedication for Tennis

Published 04/13/2022, 11:21 AM EDT
16 Jan 1998: Teenage tennis sisters from America, Venus (left) and Serena Williams take time off a practise session to pose together during the Adidas International event at White City in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Venus Williams, the former world, no.1, started playing professional tennis at the very young of 14. However, the way her career folded out, having regrets about starting so early must be off the table. She made a mark in her initial years itself. As within three years of her debut Venus reached the finals of the US Open.
Though, what persists is the question about her mindset when she was younger, when she had to keep out of things the kids of her age did?

What Did Young Venus Williams Think About Parties?

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Many argue that young players were forced out of social activities by their mentors, to maintain their focus on the game. However, it wasn’t the case with Williams. Recently, a video of teenage Venus surfaced, giving a slight hint of what she was like when younger. In the clip, she shared how she doesn’t understand what parties stand for by saying, “I never really see what’s at a party. Like, when you go to a party, what do you do? Do you dance? I can dance here. There’s food? I can eat here. At a party, I could never understand what is there to do.”

17-year-old Venus Williams, speaking for the introverts. pic.twitter.com/rchSle1mcg

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Further, when the anchor pointed plus points of a party, such as meeting new people, Venus didn’t seem convinced and said, “I just don’t really want to go to a party. That’s not my thing.” Showing early signs of her current straightforward nature.

 

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: (L-R) Serena Williams and Venus Williams attend the 33rd Annual Producers Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Events That Williams Has Attended

Although when younger Venus Williams didn’t like gatherings, she is now quite fond of them. The seven-time Grand Slam champion isn’t just dear to tennis fans. She is cherished by people in the fashion industry as well. Making, her attendance a must at the Met Gala, the biggest fashion event of the year. At the last Met Gala, she stunned everyone with her red Atelier Prabal Gurung dress.

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Further, because of the tremendous success of the biography, King Richard in both, box office and award shows. She attended the SAG awards, following which she and her sister Serena graced the Oscars. Venus Williams shared every detail from her preparations to her dress trials with her fans. She wore a custom white Elie Saab dress to the Oscars and had an eventful night.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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