4 Months After Huge Serena Williams Admission, Venus Williams Stuns Everyone as She Looks Forward to Pair Up With a Tunisian Trailblazer

Published 10/09/2023, 6:00 AM EDT

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Venus Williams is ready to take to the doubles court once again! The 43-year-old tennis star returned to the WTA tour when she completed the 2023 Libema Open. Since then, now and then, there have been a lot of questions about whether she will be playing in the doubles circuit. But now, the wait is finally over.

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The former world number one is ready to get back to doubles, but unfortunately, this time, it’ll be without her younger sister, Serena Williams. Nearly 4 months ago, Queen Vee issued a statement on the same topic, but now she has taken a totally different decision.

Venus Williams is ready to play doubles with Serena Williams’ former on-court partner

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Recently, the 43-year-old American tennis player received a main draw wild card for the Jasmine Open in Tunisia. While the American veteran was not initially scheduled to play at the tournament, she surprisingly received the wild card to complete in singles as well as doubles. Recently, a tennis Twitter handle shared this exciting news on social media.

For doubles, she is said to partner with the home favorite, Ons Jabeur, who previously partnered Serena at last year’s Eastbourne International. Since the 2022 US Open, Venus has not played a doubles match. In addition, the last doubles she played was with her sister, Serena.

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Although Venus has seen a lot of ups and downs throughout this year on the tennis court, the doubles return might be something that might help her get her form back on track. While her fans are quite excited to see her play once again in the doubles category, this also came out to be a huge shock for a lot of tennis players.

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Nearly four months ago, the seven-time Grand Slam champion released a huge statement regarding how the world might have seen doubles retirement with her younger sister.

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Venus goes against her own words 

In June, during a question-and-answer session with fans on Instagram, the seven-time Grand Slam champion made a huge statement regarding her doubles retirement. She shocked the entire tennis world by saying that she wouldn’t return to play doubles without her sister. Venus wrote, “When Serena retired I retired from doubles as well. When you have Serena Williams as a partner you have seen the glory at the mountaintop, you can’t go any higher! Sorry I don’t have better news.” 

The 43-year-old tennis star made it clear that even though she hasn’t retired from singles, she won’t be playing doubles because her sister retired in both categories. But now she is ready to make a u-turn for the sake of her professional career.

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What do you think about the sudden change in plan? Post your comments in the space provided below.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.
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