Venus Williams Makes a Surprise Visit to US Open 2021 Following Her Withdrawal

Published 09/09/2021, 11:00 PM EDT


We can all agree that we have been missing Venus Williams on the court a little too much. The fans have been waiting to see her play like her golden times. Because of her injury, Venus had withdrawn from the US Open at the last moment. However, the injury could not stop her from showing her love for tennis, as she gave a surprise visit to watch a match of the US Open in the stadium. She planned a low-key surprise, as no one knew that she was gonna be there for the match.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 08: Venus Williams of The United States of America celebrates after winning match point in her Women’s Singles first round match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium during day one of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 08, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Through the fan Instagram accounts, we got to know that Williams sneakily visited the stadium. The fans around her took no time to notice that there was a star among them. They went forward to click pictures with her. Venus, being the humble star she is, clicked some pictures with the fans. 

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What are Serena and Venus Williams doing in their time off the court?

Both the Williams sisters have been missing from this tournament and fans hope to see them back on the court as soon as possible. Serena has been spending her time with her family, whereas Venus has started new projects to work on.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu REUTERS/Toby Melville

Other than the tennis world, Venus has been broadening her businesses and working on new ventures. Earlier, she had started a joint project with WTA in order to help people struggling with mental health. She gave an interview with Cosmopolitan to talk about going beyond tennis and exploring more fields and options. Hence, it seems like Venus is not just a tennis legend, but an all-rounder.

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Yashvardhan Sarda

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Yashvardhan Sarda is a tennis writer at Essentially sports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management studies at St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai.

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