WATCH: Venus Williams Performs Bruno Mars Song “Leave the Door Open” for Dog Harry

Published 04/13/2021, 11:30 PM 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)


On a tennis court, Venus Williams is a seven-time Grand Slam winner and a great ambassador of the sport. But at home, she is the most adorable friend to her fourteen-year-old dog, Harry. If you have a hard time believing this, her recent Instagram video has all the evidence you need.

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Venus Williams sings Bruno Mars for her dog Harry

Venus Williams has been the proud owner of an elder canine statesman for fourteen years, a Havanese named Harold. In the video, she enacts one of the most iconic struggles of dog owners, waiting for her furball to get inside the house.

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Venus Williams of the USA plays a forehand during her round of 16 matches against Lauren Davis of USA at the ASB Classic on January 03, 2019, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

However, what made the scene adorable was that Venus decided to act out a song while waiting for Harry. The song she chose was Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, and Silk Sonic’s hit single Leave The Door Open. After strolling around for a while, Harry returned to her and followed her inside the house.

She captioned the video, “You know the feeling when you have pets. They just never want to come in when you want them to. So I’m leaving the door open so he can come in when he’s ready.”

The duo is undoubtedly one of the cutest dog-and-owner pairs in the community. Apart from Williams, Australian World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and British professional Johanna Konta are also passionate dog lovers.

Additionally, the former World No. 1 had earlier revealed that Konta and Harry are also good friends. She said, “She’s always been really kind to my dog, always comes over and says hello to Harry. I think she and Harry have their own little relationship. It’s pretty cute.”

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Venus Williams’s 2021 season

The 40-year-old American is still passionate about tennis. However, she is yet to find her winning ways this season. As of now, she has a 2-3 win-loss record in 2021 but would aim to improve it soon.

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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

Also, there is no indication of which tournament she will choose next. But without a doubt, she will want to play the clay-court swing finale, the French Open 2021. Accordingly, she will need to play some clay tournaments to become match-ready for Roland Garros.

Can Venus Williams leap ahead in the WTA rankings this year?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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