Venus Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open for an undisclosed injury she sustained while playing in a tournament in Auckland, New Zealand this week.
Shame for her, but she needs to retire IMO.
She has nothing left to prove, and honestly, she is a zero factor now in the sport as far as title contention goes. A 1st/2nd round attraction.
I understand she loves the game, and can play as long as she wants, but I also think she is a bit delusional here in not wanting to face up to reality...Heck her younger sister is done and retired.
Fair enough - yes, in the Vogue article where she announced her decision, she said "Maybe the best word to describe what I'm up to is evolution. I'm here to tell you that I'm evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me." - it was very widely reportedIt was a she.
You seem to know Serena said it.
Do you remember where/when?
She's a 5x Wimbledon champ. I think she should play Wimbledon and then retire, or at most play the US Open as well as a proper goodbye tour. I had a feeling V&S may want to play doubles at the 2024 Olympics but isn't selection the year prior? They'd probably have to play a full doubles schedule this year to qualify.
Her and Reilly would be a fairly formidable team and he might want to do it to beat the (in his mind) "worthless doubles players"I do hope she gives it all she has at Wimby and USO (in both singles and either dubz or mixed dubz) and has a proper sendoff at the USO I'm gonna miss Venus so much.
Good. It's about time she faced the facts and retired.
I got a kick when a British commentator said yesterday during a match:
"Serena evolved away from the sport."
Why not just say "Serena retired"???