|7-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams will get wildcard entry for Australian Open 2023|
Australian Open 2023: Venus Williams is ready to play within the Australian Open after she was awarded a wild card enty into the event.
Venus Williams is ready to function in her twenty second Australian Open. (Courtesy: AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Seven-times Grand Slam champion Venus Williams will play her twenty second Australian Open after being awarded a wildcard to the 2023 occasion subsequent month.
The 42-year-old American, twice a finalist at Melbourne Park, is ranked exterior the highest 1,000 and has not performed a aggressive match since being dumped out of the U.S. Open within the first spherical by unseeded Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck.
“I’ve been competing within the nation for over 20 years now and the Australian neighborhood has all the time supported me wholeheartedly,” Williams mentioned in an announcement on Monday.
“It can be an honour to play for the followers once more and I’m wanting ahead to creating extra recollections on the event this 12 months.”
Williams has misplaced her final six matches on the WTA Tour since reaching the second spherical at Wimbledon.
Her 23-times Grand Slam title-winning sister Serena Williams introduced she would “evolve away” from tennis following the final US Open, the place she bowed out within the third spherical.
Novak Djokovic can be set to play the event after his controversial absence through the COVID-19 interval the place he was deported from the Australian shores over the non-compliance of taking necessary vaccine photographs.