Venus Williams Invites Sister Serena Williams to Follow Rafael Nadal’s Path

Published 10/29/2021, 1:06 PM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponant Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Venus and Serena Williams have transformed the WTA tour over the past two decades. They have fought numerous battles against each other and even shared major titles playing together in doubles ever since their debut on the professional tour.

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The last time they played against each other was at the Top Seed Open last year, where Serena notched up a three-set victory over Venus. The sisters are maintaining the same intensity whenever they step on-court and still have the passion to win matches and titles.

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Now, elder sister Venus recently conducted a Q&A session from her apparel brand EleVen’s Instagram account about all things tennis.

Venus Williams considers the idea of opening up a tennis academy with sister Serena

Fans got the chance to ask the American about all things pertaining to the sport and one fan posed an intriguing question about whether we get to see a tennis academy from the Williams’ sisters sometime in the future.

Venus found the idea exciting and wrote, “Should be right?!” and tagged sister Serena. The younger sister is yet to respond. The vast experience possessed by these two legends would help several upcoming youngsters who want to take up the sport if at all this comes true. Another tennis great, Rafael Nadal, already has his tennis academy in his home country, Spain.

Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams touch rackets after Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 during Top Seed Open – Day 4 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 13, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

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Coming to the tennis, the sisters had a pretty forgettable year with Venus bowing out in the initial rounds at various tournaments. Serena’s attempts to win another major title were hampered by players like Naomi Osaka (Australian Open) and Elena Rybakina (French Open).

While everyone thought Wimbledon would give Serena a best chance to grab the 24th major, the American had a disastrous run at the event as she was forced to retire from her first-round matchup against Aliaksandra Sasnovich due to a hamstring injury.

Serena had to withdraw from the US Open due to a torn hamstring

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The same injury forced Serena out of the US Open and subsequently from the WTA tour this season as she is resting to prepare for the Australian Open next year. The American always maintained a top record at the happy slam, winning the tournament seven times in her career.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Serena Williams of the United States plays a shot in her first round match against Belinda Bencic of Switzerland on day two of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Both Venus and Serena last met in a major final four years ago in Melbourne. The younger sister was able to outpower Venus to win her 23rd slam title.

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Even though the chances of both the players making it to a slam final are pretty slim, it will be a treat to watch both the sisters play each other in a tournament next year on WTA tour.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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