VIDEO: Venus Williams Leaves Renowned F1 Analyst Dumbfounded at Miami GP

Published 05/09/2022, 7:07 AM EDT

Following her gracious 3-decade long career, Venus Williams today enjoys a level of stardom that not many players get to. The player is one of the most loved athletes in the sporting world. Keeping her unreal aura in mind, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that getting to interview Venus Williams is a lifetime opportunity for a journalist.

However, things sometimes don’t go as imagined, and a testimony to that is an incident that  took place yesterday when journalist Martin Brundle had an befuddling moment with Venus at the Miami Grand Prix.

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An awkward moment with Venus Williams

Yesterday, the 9th of May, the entire sporting world had their eyes on the city of Miami. Reason? The city was hosting its first ever F1 event. The attendees had the who’s who of the sporting world. Amongst the attendees was Venus Williams. She was attending the event along with her sister Serena Williams.

The two sisters received the heartiest welcome at the event. Entering the venue, the two indulged in a walk-through media session. They interacted with a number of journalists and analysts. However, it was Venus’s interaction with Martin Brundle that caught the limelight.

Martin Brundle is a former British racer. Having retired from the sport, he handled the F1 coverage of ITV Sport from 1997 to 2008. After working with the organization for 11 years, he shifted to BBC for 2 years before finally joining Sky Sports in 2012.

Interacting with Venus, he asked her about the F1 event taking place in Miami. Venus started expressing her views on the event but soon left the answer in between to wave a hi to someone. Forgetting the question, she asked Martin to repeat the question. However, by the time Martin could say anything more, Venus moved ahead, leaving Martin in one of the most awkward moments. Trying to cover up the awkwardness, he turned his back towards the camera, getting off it with a laugh.

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Venus returning to the tour?

Venus Williams has been out of the tour for a while now. She last played almost 9 months ago at the 2021 Chicago Open, suffering a first-round exit. Fans expected a comeback from her at the US Open. However, she withdrew from the major event citing a leg injury.

Venus Williams of Unitesd States celebrates during his Women’s Singles match against Jennifer Brady of United States on day two of the WTA 1000 – Mutua Madrid Open 2021 at La Caja Magica on April 30, 2021 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Since then, tennis fans have been eagerly waiting to see the 7-time Grand Slam champion back on the court. Until a few days ago. Some days back, Venus gave her fans a slight reason to rejoice as she dropped a minor hint of a potential comeback at this year’s Wimbledon. However, an official announcement by Venus or Wimbledon is yet to be made.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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