An abrupt end to Venus Williams dream run

Venus Williams the 32-years old, five times winner of Grand Slam suffered her first round loss at Wimbledon for the first time in her career spanning fifteen years. Venus Williams lost submissively without opposing much with a 6-1, 6-3 defeat against the 79th ranked Elena Vesnina of Russia. Venus Williams’s loss of game this time resembled that of losing game way back in 1997 when she was making her first appearance in a Wimbledon tournament.

However, she confided that she will be back at the London’s Olympics next month and is also planning to get back at the Wimbledon next year. She had a hard time to convince herself but put a brave face in front of the media and said that she is still a great player but unfortunately had to deal with.

Venus Williams, the three times Wimbledon runner up has played sparingly over the last several months after being diagnosed with the Sjogren’s syndrome which is an incurable disease, the symptoms of which are fatigue and pain in joints. The loss of Venus Williams in her first match was preceded by the a second round ouster at the French Open even though the tournaments present favorite in action like Roger Federer had won. Venus Williams along with her sister Serena William made history in the grand slam events when they played in the later part of 1990’s and early part of 2000’s with ferocious forehand.

Now her match with the Russian Elena Vesnina in the court named “Court 2” that was built three years ago was the same court that Serena Williams had complained about. This court is famously known as the “Graveyard of the Champions” that had witnessed the losses of top players that included John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Jimmy Connors and Serena Williams.

Venus Williams was not showing the signs of a winning top player even though she praised her opponent Elena Vesnina and gave her the credit of playing well. However, Venus Williams has put a brave front before a barge of reporters and media oozing with confidence.

Leave a Reply


Switch to our mobile site