“How Many Times You’ve Made the First Round?”: English Footballer Hits Back at Fan Who Mocks Venus Williams at French Open 2021

Published 05/31/2021, 2:20 PM EDT
Venus Williams of USA plays a forehand during her round of 16 match against Lauren Davis of USA at the ASB Classic on January 03, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Former World No.1 Venus Williams will kick-off her French Open 2021 campaign tomorrow against Ekaterina Alexandrova. Though not in her best form at the moment, Williams will surely be a player to watch out for.

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Venus Williams was recently in Strasbourg for the Internationaux de Strasbourg 2021. Even though she got out of the tournament in the first round there, she passed through the city again while traveling to Paris. She even posted a video of the French countryside.

In her recent Instagram post, she updated some amazing pictures of herself. She is definitely excited to play at the French Open 2021 where she’ll also be playing along with Coco Gauff in the doubles category.

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“I love France. On the way to Paris, I passed by Strasbourg. Roland Garros starts now! Also some scenes from the French countryside. Amazing,” wrote Williams in the Instagram caption.

Tyler Blackwood defends Venus Williams when a fan tries to degrade her on Instagram

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 evident that not all fans realize how tough it is to play at the age of 40. One of them on Instagram made a joke about Williams and commented that she was a first-round exit.

However, English football player Tyler Blackwood came in the defense of Williams and decided to teach this person a lesson. He commented, “How many times you have made the first round?”. He also found Williams really beautiful in the pictures that she posted and complimented her by writing, “Mademoiselle”.

Even though Venus hasn’t won a single French Open title in her career, she is still a 7-time Grand Slam champion. Thus, Blackwood tried to teach the person a lesson.

Venus Williams is surely not in the best of her form right now. She hasn’t enjoyed much success on the tour this year and there are even rumors that she might retire at the end of the season. Whatever be the case, the American legend is enjoying her time on the court right now. Will she be able to fight back and win a title this season?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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