Venus Williams Suffers Huge Ranking Collapse

Published 11/09/2021, 1:00 PM EST
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 30: Venus Williams of The United States of America reacts in her first round match against Jennifer Brady of The United States of America on day two of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at La Caja Magica on April 30, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)


Venus Williams is undoubtedly one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The American legend has won seven singles Grand Slam titles along with 14 Grand Slam titles in the doubles events. In February 2002, Venus Williams achieved her career-high rankings of World No.1 for the first time.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, for the past couple of years, there has been a gradual decrease in her performance levels. The 41-year-old hasn’t been performing at her vintage best and recently, suffered a huge drop in rankings.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Venus Williams drops to World No. 314

According to the rankings updated on 8th November 2021, Venus has dropped to World No. 314. Earlier, Williams was at the 170th position with 420 points. Remarkably, Williams lowered her rankings by 144 positions within a week.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

Despite competing at the highest level, Williams has been unable to recreate her form for the past years. Williams last won a Grand Slam in the singles event at Wimbledon 2008. And in the doubles event, she last lifted the trophy at Wimbledon 2016.

Venus’ last professional match

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

After a second-round exit at Wimbledon 2021, Venus Williams entered the Chicago Women’s Open, where she played her last professional match. In the round of 32, she faced the Taiwanese professional, Hsieh Su-Wei. The match was quite one-sided as Su-Wei completely dominated the former World No. 1.

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

It just took her two sets to register a win against Williams. The final score recorded was 6-2, 6-3. Since then, the seven-time Grand Slam winner hasn’t played on the tour. Moreover, she hasn’t announced any development on her comeback to the tennis courts.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Venus Williams’ fans must be eagerly waiting for the American’s return. What are your takes on the comeback of Venus?

DIVE DEEPER

“I Personally Could Not Have”: Venus Williams Credits Serena Williams for Her Stellar Career

21 days ago

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Atri Bhatt

344 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT