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‘Go Down Screaming, Fighting, Biting’- Legendary Venus Williams Lets In on Her Longevity Secret as She Gives Fans a Peek Into Her Fiery Attitude

Published 05/26/2023, 9:23 AM EDT

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The anticipation around the comeback of 42-year-old Venus Williams is increasing. Even though she is not exactly at her peak, the tennis star would want to end her career on a high. With the same attitude, she has once again motivated tennis enthusiasts around the world to put up a fight even if they know they are going to lose.

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With seven Grand Slam titles under her name, Venus Williams has become a tennis stalwart. Even when she went against young players like Coco Gauff, she made sure to give her all for the sake of the love she has for tennis.

Venus Williams shares valuable lessons at the twilight of her career


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The American tennis legend has become a living inspiration of resilience for millions of people around the world. Her age is not hindering her from making a potential comeback which the fans are eagerly waiting for.

She has seen her peak when opponents were scared of her on the opposite side of the court. And she has faced defeat against young budding players like Coco Gauff. But one thing she has adhered to is not giving up without a fight and that is what she is preaching to her followers too.


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In the recent Q&A, a fan asked how she stayed aggressive even when she is losing. She said, “So under pressure, what should you do? Hold back? Let someone else take the win?” She added enthusiastically, “Let me tell you if you’re gonna go down, go down hard! Go down swinging, go down in flames, go down screaming, fighting, biting.”

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Then Williams went on to reveal the affirmations that she believes. She said, “So, when the pressure comes, tell yourself, this is exactly where I wanna be when you’re serving and you got that game point, you say this is actually what I wanted. When you’re down breakpoint, you say I love the challenge. I enjoy the battle, bring it!”

Venus Williams has had a glorious career spanning almost 3 decades. And her love for the sport is what is keeping her away from retirement for the time being. So, she stated, “Cuz the game is fun, and it is about playing the game. Gotta enjoy that. So stay aggressive. Because the same amount of time that you’re not being aggressive, you’re choosing how to use your time. “

 That is why, she is still going strong and is even bringing her younger sister to the court for a practice round.


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How is Serena Williams helping her sister with her potential comeback? 

In the same Q&A, a fan wondered if Serena Williams still hits the court. Venus informed her fan that she does and her pregnancy is not holding her back.

Though Venus informed Serena does not hit the court as much as her, however, the latter is helping her practice. 


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Written by:

Shivali Sharma


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Shivali Sharma is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in off-court topics and has a particular focus on the legendary ‘Queen of the Court’, Serena Williams. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Shivali has authored numerous articles covering varied topics concerning the 23-time Grand Slam champion, including her personal life, career, and more. In addition to her work on Serena Williams, Shivali is also a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires the four-time Major winner, particularly for her advocacy for mental health.
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Arijit Saha