Former world number 1 Venus Williams is back on court

Former world number 1 Venus Williams is back on court

Venus Williams has not played an official match since last year. The last appearance on the court of the former number 1 was in the month of August 2021, and now it has become clear that the 42-year-old tennis player has received a "Wild card" for the competition in Washington, which starts next week.

And although Venus played mixed doubles at Wimbledon, this will be the first time we see her perform in singles after nearly a year's absence. After that, for the 7-time Wimbledon champion, participation in the strong tournament in Toronto is coming.

The older of the Williams sisters didn't hide her excitement at the fact that she is back on the courts and shared:

"I'm very happy to be back in Washington and to play again. I hope to perform as well as possible, but the most important thing for me is that I'm here and I still love tennis. I'm just going to enjoy whatever comes my way and have fun," Williams commented.