Venus Williams Relishes Her French Open 2021 Partnership With Coco Gauff

Published 12/24/2021, 10:27 AM EST
Coco Gauff and Venus Williams


Venus Williams has a huge fan following on social media platforms, especially Instagram. The seven-time Grand Slam winner constantly updates her fans on her whereabouts through the platform. Recently, she has been posting snippets from her ongoing trip to France.

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Williams paired up with American teenager Coco Gauff for the doubles event at the French Open this year. As soon as Williams posted their picture together as one of her memories from this year, Gauff shared her experience of playing alongside the former World No. 1.

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Venus Williams cherishes her French Open memories with Coco Gauff

Venus Williams had an average season on the tour this year. However, she seemed to have really enjoyed her outing in France with Coco Gauff, who rose to prominence after defeating Venus at Wimbledon 2019.

Recently, she took to Instagram to share some memories from her time in France during the Roland Garros 2021.

“Being in France reminds me of my French Open memories. Picking a few to share from this year,” she wrote in the caption. Following this post, Coco Gauff, her doubles partner at French Open, wrote in the comments, “So much fun playing with you!”

Alhough they didn’t advance beyond the first round, Coco Gauff and Venus Williams appear to have enjoyed their debut appearance as a doubles pairing. We hope to see more of this duo in future competitions.

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The Gauff-Williams pair at Roland Garros 2021

Gauff and Williams, the veteran and the youngster, entered the French Open 2021 as one of the most high-profile pairings. In their opening match, they faced the number 13 seeded duo of Zheng Saisai and Ellen Perez. The American pair seized the first set 7-6 (5). 

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However, they couldn’t continue with that momentum and ended up losing the following two sets. Coco Gauff seemed extremely grateful to pair with one of the best players of all time and learning from her immense experience (14 Grand Slam titles) in doubles competitions.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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