Venus Williams News
Venus Williams is already a tennis legend because of her various achievements in the sport, however, she is not the sweetest when it comes to talking outside the court. The American tennis star made a stunning return with win in the mixed doubles category with Britain's Jamie Murray. Venus told the reporters that Serena Williams' decision of coming back from injury to compete motivated her and she decided to compete again.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka, a four-times Grand Slam tennis champion who has helped raise awareness of mental health issues in sport, is the world’s highest-paid female athlete, according to a list published by business magazine Forbes on Thursday (January 13). Osaka raked in $57.3 million (Rs 423.5 cr) in prize money and endorsements over the last year. Fellow tennis players Serena Williams ($45.9 million) and older sister Venus ($11.3 million) were next on the list. Check the top-earning female sports stars in 2021 here.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had to battle hard to reach the third round of the 2021 Australian Open. The double defending-champion posted a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-3 over American Francis Tiafoe. There was, however, disappointment for the likes of Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams, who crashed out of the year's first Grand Slam. Here we take a look at some of the major matches from Day 3 of the Australian Open in Melbourne.
For the past four years, Williams has been trying to equal Australian Margaret Court’s record of 24 major titles. Williams’ most recent Grand Slam championship came at Melbourne in 2017. Osaka drew a potential tough opening opponent in Pavlyuchenkova, a Russian ranked 39th who reached the quarterfinals in Melbourne three of the past four years.
Play got underway on time under leaden skies at Melbourne Park with the temperature hovering around the 17 degrees Celsius mark. India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Ben McLachlan of Japan will face Korean pair Nam Ji-Sung and Min-Kyu Song in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. Ankita Raina, meanwhile, pairs up with Romania’s Mihaela Buzarnescu and will face Australian pair of Olivia Gadecki and Belinda Woolcock.
Serena Williams beat elder sister Venus 3-6 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural Top Seed Open in Lexington Serena thus improved to 19-12 in career head-to-head meetings with Venus The younger Williams sister is bidding for a record tying 24th Grand Slam title at the upcoming US open