Venus Williams set to miss the 2024 Australian Open, confirms plans for returning to the Tour for the Sunshine Double

The reason for Venus' postponement is her fall at this year's Wimbledon.


Venus Williams set to miss the 2024 Australian Open, confirms plans for returning to the Tour for the Sunshine Double

Venus Williams (Image Credits: Prevention.com)

Venus Williams has some disappointing news for her fans. The American will not be making an appearance in the 2024 Australian Open. As per the former World No. 1, her return can be expected well into next year.

The reason for her postponement is her fall at this year’s Wimbledon. Playing against Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina, Venus fell while playing and got inured. This injury has apparently disrupted her plan for the next season. The last match that the 43-year-old played was at the US Open against Greet Minnen.

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I tried my best to recover for the US Open. I did not reach my form, so now I am just resting until I get back. I am targeting March,” she stated as per Tennis.com.

The injury at Wimbledon was a watershed moment in Venus’ 2023 season, as she faced new problems in subsequent competitions. She competed in four tournaments following Wimbledon, including early exits in Montreal and Cincinnati. Notably, she secured a victory against Veronika Kudermetova in Cincinnati but faced defeat against Zheng Qinwen.

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Venus showcases artistic flair during time off tennis courts

Venus Williams posted moments of her recent visit to an art exhibition on her Instagram story, giving followers an insight into her artistic interest. She appreciated the artist Chinatown Taylor and called him one of the best painters in the world. Her excitement was visible through her stories.

Venus Williams
Venus Williams (Credit: BBC)

The American appeared to be having a great time away from the tennis courts. Her stories and posts spoke volumes about the interest that the 43-year-old took off her tennis court.

Previously, she made headlines during Paris Fashion Week, where her stunning appearance charmed fans. Her ability to adapt smoothly between sports and the creative arts demonstrates her varied nature and continues to appeal to her audience.

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