Venus Williams has been absent from the WTA Tour for more than seven months, but the 41-year-old keeps reassuring us that she’s returning to competition, although her actual comeback tournament is still unknown.
During a recent Q&A on her YouTube channel, Venus Williams answered a lot of fan questions and, naturally, numerous people asked about her comeback. In the entire 2021 season, Williams played just nine tournaments and she is yet to kick off 2022.
The last event the seven-time Grand Slam champion played was the WTA Chicago Women’s Open in August 2021, where she lost in the first round to Hsieh Su-Wei. A leg injury forced her to miss subsequent tournaments, including the US Open.
Even though she was expected to grab a wildcard spot into the 2022 Australian Open, the American announced that she would not be traveling to Melbourne this year. It marked the first time since 1997 that neither Williams sister played the Australian Open, as Serena also decided to take more time to get physically fit.
Venus Williams, currently down to No.466 in the WTA singles rankings, clearly states that she will definitely continue her professional tennis career, but the tennis legend remains secretive about her planned schedule. In her exact words:
You asked when am I coming back. I will let you know, but I will be back and I will be playing. I think you’re gonna see a very grateful person who’s just ready to compete and enjoy the game.
Later into the video, the EleVen activewear brand owner once again touched the topic of comeback and said:
I haven’t played a ton of tennis since last year’s Wimbledon in July, but it doesn’t mean that I’m finished with tennis, it just means that I’m coming back. I will let you know when that day’s happening. Trust me. I’ll let you know, so don’t worry.