Venus Williams has been awarded a wild-card entry to play on the Australian Open subsequent month, 25 years after she performed the Grand Slam event for the primary time.
The 42-year-old Williams has reached the ultimate twice in Australia, together with a loss to her youthful sister, Serena, within the 2017 championship match. She will probably be contesting the season-opening main for the twenty second time.
“I’ve been competing in the country for over 20 years now, and the Australian community has always supported me wholeheartedly,” the seven-time main winner mentioned in a press release.
Venus and Serena Williams mixed to win the Australian Open girls’s doubles title 4 occasions, and Venus additionally received the blended doubles title in 1998 with fellow American Justin Gimelstob.
Serena Williams is not going to be contesting the January 16-29 event at Melbourne Park after asserting on the U.S. Open that she was able to evolve away from tennis.