‘Will Be Watching Serena’ – Venus Williams Announces Unfortunate Wimbledon News

Published 06/17/2022, 1:35 AM EDT
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 was a dominant force on the tennis circuit over the last 25 years. Along with her younger sister, Serena Williams, the two carried the American tennis on their shoulders with their audacious displays on the tennis courts. Over her illustrious career, Venus went on to win an incredible seven Grand Slam titles, five of which came at Wimbledon. Additionally, she teamed up with Serena to clinch 14 Grand Slam doubles titles.

However, over the past few months, Venus has been away from action owing to a leg injury. She last played at the WTA Chicago Women’s Open in August, last year where she lost in the opening round. Recently, Venus lifted the lid on her Wimbledon participation.

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Venus Williams to skip this year’s Wimbledon Championships

During a question and answer session with her fans on Instagram, the former World Number 1 opened up about playing at Wimbledon this year. One of the fans asked her, “Queen, it’s time you let us know. Are you playing Wimbledon? We miss you so much.” Subsequently, Venus replied, “Well, so no, I’m not playing. Will be watching, watching Serena.”

Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponent Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Earlier this week, Serena confirmed her participation in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has received a wildcard entry to play in the singles event of the tournament. Serena will be eager to add a major title to her kitty and in the process, equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

Venus’ coach joins Serena for Wimbledon

Recently, Serena’s former coach, Patrick Mouratoglou parted ways with her and joined Simona Halep’s team. Thus, the American legend turned up to her elder sister’s coach, Eric Hechtman ahead of this month’s Wimbledon Championships.

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Hechtman was thrilled to work with Serena and said, “LFG! So pumped for this trip with the [GOAT].” Can Serena dig deep in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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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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