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Who Is Venus Williams’ Current Coach? Everything to Know About 45-Year-Old Retired American Player Hugo Armando

Published 08/29/2023, 7:45 AM EDT

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Coaches are a big reason why players are able to achieve everything that they dream of. While drive and motivation are imperative, a good coach is also important to rise to the international level. No one knows it better than the elder Williams sister. Venus Williams’ first coach helped her become the player who would go on to win several Grand Slams. 

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Venus has not hung up the racket and still competes at the top level. But, since age is a factor and she has been struggling quite a bit with injuries, she needs someone to guide her through the specifics in order to reflect her earlier abilities.  

Does Venus Williams have a coach?


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Venus Williams, going into the US Open, will be competing to play in the big matches. To facilitate her vision, she needs a coach. No matter the experience Williams has acquired during her long career, a coach is imperative at all stages. The elder Williams sister realizes the fact and has employed some of the best coaches in her past and even on her current run. 

Who is Venus Williams’ current coach?

After being sidelined by injuries, the former world No. 1 returned to the WTA tour for the grass season. The American great provided a glimpse into her journey during the tournament, including training sessions with her coach, Hugo Armando and her physio, Isabel Brigido, who also discussed their experiences working with ‘Queen V’.


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Hugo Armando was born on May 27, 1978, in Miami. He turned pro in 1997 and set a career-high of 100 in singles in 2001 and 85 in doubles in 2007. He is now the coach of the elder Williams sister and aims to bring her to the level of her yesteryear glory.

Who are Venus and Serena Williams’ coaches?

Venus Williams learned tennis along with her sister, Serena Williams, who is only a year younger to her. Therefore, the two have shared coaches during the initial years of their careers. Their first coach was Rick Macci, who has become the go-to coach if one wants to set themselves on a path to becoming a champion. 


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Prior to Macci, the two Williams sisters were trained by their parents, Richard Williams and Oracene Price. Their parents did not know much about tennis when they started out but gained knowledge of the sport by utilizing several sources. 

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Macci and Williams parted ways when Venus was signed on by Nike at the age of 14. After that, she received coaching from Morris King, David Witt (2007–2018) and Eric Hechtman prior to Armando.


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The seven-time Grand Slam champion has had many coaches who have all helped her tackle the sport in their own way. Now armed with the help of Armando, Queen V will fight the competition in the US Open to reach new heights.

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Ripunjay Gaba

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Ripunjay is a Tennis writer with an unwavering passion for the sport and a deep admiration for Roger Federer. He specializes in providing in-depth coverage of everything related to the 'Swiss Maestro.' Ripunjay's love for tennis is evident in the quality of his writing, which is characterized by its clarity, depth, and insightful analysis.

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