Venus Williams Receives a Good Opportunity to Uplift Her Rankings Before US Open 2021

Published 07/24/2021, 7:08 AM EDT
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after winning match point in her first round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)


The Canadian Open popularly known as the Rogers Cup will begin in about two weeks. The rapid spread of COVID-19 had forced organizers to cancel the tournament last year. Interestingly, 7-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will also be a part of it.

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Former World No.1 Williams was not the part of the main draw of the Canadian Open 2021 initially. However, she will be now be entering the tournament’s main draw as a wildcard entrant. Along with her, Canadian tennis player, Leylah Annie Fernandez will also be setting her feet in the tournament as a wildcard player.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her second-round match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

This will be the 131st edition of the Canadian Open. The Masters 1000 tournament will take place on the hard courts between August 6, 2021, to August 15, 2021.

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Venus is currently World No.108 in the WTA rankings. Thus, she has the golden opportunity to improve her ranking before the US Open 2021 if she succeeds at the Canadian Open 2021.

World No.3 Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu are still the defending champions as the tournament didn’t take place in 2020. Fans will be excited to see the sport return to Canada and it’ll be intriguing to see who wins the title this year.

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Venus Williams in the 2021 tennis season

Venus has had a pretty poor season so far. She has failed to win a title and has often struggled to reach even the second round in many tournaments.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021. Venus Williams of the U.S. in action during her second-round match against Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

She began the year at the Australian Open 2021 where she couldn’t get past the second round. After that, she lost five straight matches in five different tournaments. The clay-court season proved to be a complete nightmare for her as she failed to win even a single match on the surface.

The 40-year-old finally won a match at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. However, Ons Jabeur thrashed her in straight sets in the second round and even bagel’d her in the second set.

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Despite all the odds, Venus Williams is fighting hard. Her fans also back her and believe that she still has a lot of tennis left in her. Will she be able to win a title at the Canadian Open 2021?

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