“Hate Playing Indoors”: Venus Williams Reveals Her Everyday Training Routine

Published 03/21/2021, 1:00 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)


American legend Venus Williams didn’t have a great start to the 2021 tennis season. She lost to Sara Errani in straight sets in the second round of the Australian Open 2021. Suprisingly, she could only win a single game in that entire match; the final scoreline was 6-1, 6-0.

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The former World No.1 player is 40 right now and it is surely becoming more and more difficult for her to train physically. In a recent podcast, she revealed how long she trains for.

“Now-a-day, I get myself 4-5 good hours of training,” began Venus Williams. “So, I’m basically going by 9 to 5 with a little bit of different way.”

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Venus Williams plays a forehand during her match against Serena Williams during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

It is surely quite remarkable that the elder Williams manages to train herself for nearly five hours a day. It also makes it evident that she has a lot of tennis left in her and gives an indication that she is not going to retire anytime soon.

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Venus Williams hates playing indoors

The seven-time Grand Slam champion highlighted that she prefers to play outdoors. She revealed that even when she is in her office, she steps out first and then trains herself. She simply doesn’t like to practice inside her home or office.

“I hate playing indoors. So, even at the office, I gotta go walk outside every couple of hours or so. I gotta go step out,” added the former World No.1.

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It is definitely because of her consistent training that Venus is going strong at an age most players become coaches or take retirement. Although she is a successful entrepreneur at the moment, she is not ready to leave tennis behind even now.

Venus Williams will return to the court quite soon. Even though she hasn’t hinted at retirement yet, fans know that it’ll happen sooner than later.

Do you think Venus will be able to win a title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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