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Hours After Inviting Fans, 42-Year-Old Venus Williams Reveals the Real Reason Behind Breaking Her Promise – ‘You Guys Are Insane..’

Published 06/03/2023, 5:37 PM EDT

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Venus Williams, the former World No. 1, baffled her fans after she surprisingly failed to fulfill her promise. The American appeared to have taken a surprise nap shortly after inviting her fans to ask questions in an Instagram Q&A session. She promised to divulge the secrets of her life, in and out of the court. Unexpectedly, though, Williams could not go on.

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As she unexpectedly dozed off, in a later post, the American tennis legend clarified the reason behind her sudden slumber. She revealed what had caused her exhaustion and why her plans were put to a halt. Like they say it is better late than never, she couldn’t help but chuckle at the intriguing questions she had received.

A sleepy Venus Williams makes a promise she can’t keep on her Instagram story


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Venus Williams had hoped to interact with her supporters through a live Insta Q&A. Although excited by the prospect of conversing with her fans, she soon gave in to her fatigue and dozed off without responding to her fans. In a subsequent post, Williams jokingly mentioned the peculiar questions she received while asleep and gave her followers a glimpse into the humorous queries sent by her friends.

Even during a casual Q&A session, her followers took the chance to interact with Venus Williams by submitting imaginative and out-of-the-ordinary questions. In her recent story, she explained, “So I ended up asleep right after I posted that, there was no hope, so that did happen. I am awake now to answer your questions.”


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The American tennis star also added, “You guys are insane, you ask me insane questions. I am gonna share samples of my what my friends sent me.”

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Despite the unexpected curveball thrown at them, fans admired and respected Williams’ charismatic and genuine nature. She had quickly awoken and provided the answers they had waited for. Williams’ unwavering dedication to her supporters and her ability to handle surprises with grace and humor continues to astound her fans.

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The seven-time Grand Slam champion suffered a painful hamstring injury during the ASB Classic. This blow extinguished her hopes of seeing herself compete in the Australian Open. Despite the setback, the legendary athlete is far from giving up. She is more determined than ever, pushing herself beyond the limits to return to the court. In the meantime, speculation concerning her return has continued to captivate the attention of tennis fans.


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Pato Zarazua, Williams’ hitting partner, fueled the fire by sharing a cryptic photo.  The picture was of a well-maintained grass court, indicating that Queen V would play once again at Wimbledon. Zarazua wrote, “@Venuswilliams 😍🔥.” Tennis fans all around the world await her return with bated breath. Many hope that her perseverance and hard work translate to success on the court once more.

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Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon

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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports, covering several high-profile tournaments and events. With a passion for writing that matches his love for the sport, he has a special interest in covering the activities of tennis legends like Serena Williams and the ‘Big Three’ of men’s tennis. Aditya’s interest in tennis started at a young age when his father introduced him to the sport.

Edited By: Tony Thomas