Venus Williams posted an Instagram photo reflecting on her 28th anniversary as a professional tennis player. This sparked speculation that her legendary career may be coming to an end.
Williams captioned, “On this date 28 years ago I made a debut to professional tennis,” alongside two photos of Williams as a 14-year-old at the 1994 Bank of the West Classic. This was the location of her first WTA match. I never could have imagined what Serena Williams and I would experience in this sport 28 years later. Although I can recite the wins and losses, it was always about my pursuit of my best. Every day, draw or win. It’s all been worth it. It was all worth it.
Coco Gauff, Reilly Opelka, and others praised her Wednesday night post.
Gauff said, “Queen,” and he has always credited Venus and Serena with her beginning in the sport.
Williams played in September at the US Open. She lost in the first round of singles and was then paired with Serena in the doubles competition. This wild-card entry is for Williams’ last appearance. They lost 7-6 (5) to Linda Noskova and Lucie Hradecka, who were playing in Czech.
Serena had in August announced that she would “evolve” from tennis and focus on other ventures and interests. She was also given a star-studded farewell at US Open. However, the older Williams sister has not revealed any such plans.
Williams said that she was focusing on the doubles right now, after her Flushing Meadows first-round singles match. Williams was being asked about her plans in the sport.
Venus Williams, 42 years old, was a former world number one. She is a former world No. 1 tennis player and has won seven Grand Slam singles titles, 16 major doubles titles, 14 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She holds the record for most Olympic medals in sports history with five.
In 2022, she played in five events, one of which was at Wimbledon in mixed doubles. She was also 0-4 in singles.
Williams would need a wildcard to play in the Australian Open, which starts on Jan. 16.>