Seven-times Grand Slam champion Venus Williams faces an extended spell on the sidelines as a consequence of a hamstring damage that ended her hopes of enjoying in final month’s Australian Open however the 42-year-old is set to get again on court docket in some unspecified time in the future.
Williams was set to play in her twenty second Australian Open after being given a wildcard however the twice finalist sustained the damage whereas getting ready on the Auckland Traditional.
“To be honest, I was super overwhelmed by the injury,” Williams stated on her YouTube channel. “I’ve been injured a long time now and I couldn’t believe I had to go back to rehab.
“After a couple of week, I began establishing my medical doctors appointments and began desirous about what was subsequent for me and attempting to essentially get a deal with on how a lot time it will take for me to get again.
“This is the kind of injury that you have to let it rest a bit before you can start to do serious rehab … You have to walk before you run and I’m starting to walk pretty good. Hopefully, I’ll be running soon, but for now, I’ll not be playing tennis.”
Williams, who has received 5 Wimbledon titles and two U.S Open crowns, is ranked 664th on the planet having returned to aggressive motion in Auckland for the primary time since being dumped out of final yr’s U.S. Open within the first spherical.