VIDEO: Crazy Moment Occurs Right Behind Venus Williams at the Fashion Gathering Met Gala

Published 05/03/2022, 12:28 AM EDT

Venus Williams has inspired one and all with her on and off the court achievements. She worked hard day in and day out to achieve success in tennis. Further, during her legendary career, the American star has gone on to win an incredible seven Grand Slam titles. Five of those have come at The Championships, Wimbledon,  one of the most prestigious tournaments in tennis.

Additionally, Venus, along with her younger sister, Serena, has also clinched 14 major titles in women’s doubles. Adding a golden lining to her career, the 41-year-old has gone on to win four Olympic gold medals. Apart from her on-court success, Venus has also become a prominent figure in the business world. She is the founder of businesses like EleVen by Venus and V Starr Interiors.

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Recently, Venus made her maiden appearance at the Met Gala 2022. An interesting incident occurred during her interview at the event.

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Talking about the preparations for the Met Gala, Venus said, “I am wearing Chloé tonight.” Further, the interviewer asked about her changing hairstyles at different events and whether she styles by herself. The elder Williams sister replied, “Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I am definitely not a hair expert but I am glad that I am not responsible for doing it.”

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Comparing her preparations for the Met Gala to that of a tennis match, she said, “I’ve had less breakfast when you’re at the Met because you’re trying like keep everything squeezed (laughs). But I am eating past 8 AM while playing a match like a whole of the life.”

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 31: Venus Williams of the. United States celebrates victory in her match against. Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands during day one of the. WTA 500 Yarra Valley Classic at Melbourne Park on January 31, 2021 in. Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

On the tennis front, Venus last played at the WTA Chicago Women’s Open in August last year. However, she has been away from action since then due to a leg injury. The American tennis legend is hoping to make a comeback later this season.

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Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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