The love for Wimbledon pulled Venus Williams back to the tennis court as she paired with Jamie Murray in a double’s match. The American Tennis legend came back to court after almost a year. Venus Williams, in pairing with the two time Wimbledon mixed-double’s winner Jamie Murray, beat Alicja Rosolska and Michael Venus 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

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This was the very first time in 2022 that the world got a sight of Venus Williams on the court. The seven-time grand slam champion had no plan to participate in this year’s Wimbledon. She ‘got inspired’ to make a comeback after she saw her younger sister Serena compete at the Wimbledon earlier this week.  ‘’I had no plan to play, seeing the grass got me excited. I asked Murray to play at the last minute. I am so happy it happened this way, I was inspired by Serena.’’ Said the 42-year-old after the match

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Venus had opted out of the recently concluded French Open. ‘’ I was there at the French Open. It is such a beautiful tournament, but my heart didn’t beat the same way.’’ Said the former French open mixed- double’s title winner. According to Venus it was an 11th hour decision to team with Jamie Murray, the 36-year-old seven-time grand slam doubles champion. The pair of Venus William and Jamie Murray will face the British pair of Alicia Barnett and Jonny O’Mara in the second round on Sunday.

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Venus Williams had made her last professional appearance in the Chicago Open in August last year. She was defeated by the Taiwanese professional Su-wei Hasie in the first round of the tournament. This comeback victory of Venus Williams has opened a new door to fans’ speculations about Williams’ resurgence. She had won her last Wimbledon Grand slams mixed-doubles in 2016.