The fans of Venus Williams were on cloud nine when the tennis star marched to her 90th career win in his 90th career major on Tuesday. She won the match riding on her 10 aces and serves that were rocketed at a pace of 114 mph. However, her run in the tournament took a turnaround when she got outplayed by her opponent Ons Jabeur 7-5, 6-0 in the second round of the grass-court tournament, facing an early exit.
Soon after the loss, the ongoing speculations of Venus' retirement got rife. Meanwhile, Venus, who was playing for the second consecutive day, showed glimpses of tiredness and ageing. This all, in return, gave fuel to the speculations of her calling time on her tennis career. However, the 41-year-old resolute player stated that her game is not over yet.
Venus confident of extending her tennis career
"When it’s my last, I’ll let you know,” revealed Venus after the game.
The player, who made her 23rd appearance in the grass-court event with five titles to her name, revealed how fond she is of playing at the tournament. “Of course, it’s incredible any time you get to play here. It just never gets old. A lot of people want to be here,” she said.
Jabeur, undoubtedly, dominated the game against Venus in the second round clash between them, and deservedly received praise from her opponent. “Yeah, definitely not my best day. Maybe a few too many errors. But I think a lot of it was how she played,” said Venus.
Notably, Venus' sister Serena Williams exited Wimbledon 2021 in the first round after sustaining a leg injury.
"I absolutely couldn’t watch. It was too much. I just couldn’t watch it. I know exactly what that feels like when, you know, all your faculties are taken away, things you work hard for and earn, and suddenly life happens,” said Venus.