Venus Williams has announced she is set for a return to the WTA Tour following her Wimbledon comeback.
Williams, who is a seven-time major winner, has not played a singles match since August 2021 and, at the age of 42, she had appeared to have transitioned herself away from tennis.
However, she decided to get a last-minute wild card to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon. In a video on her YouTube channel, she has confirmed it is not a one-off and there will be many 'upcoming tournaments' for her fans to look forward to as well.
"I'm thrilled to announce that I've started training again," Williams wrote on YouTube to accompany the video.
"Hopefully, you can catch one of my matches at some of my upcoming tournaments. I'm going to put in a lot of effort for you guys in the next few months. Stay tuned."
In the video itself, Venus says: "It's been a really long time since I've been on the court and this is practice number seven. I don't think it's that bad for practice seven, although I'm never happy if it's not perfect.
"It's very emotional out here and you got to pull it all together. In practice, you see all these emotions that you never see in a match.
"In a match, it's just like being a soldier, but in practice, you just let it go."
Venus Williams said following her doubles win at Wimbledon on Friday that she had been 'inspired' by Serena Williams' Wimbledon comeback.
She has now hinted that Serena herself might just be gearing up for more tournaments too.
"Serena and I were on the court at the same time too, which has also not happened in a long time," she said.
"But more than anything, it's just very satisfying to get it all out there and hit the ball and sweat a little bit.
"We'll see where this takes me, hopefully to a championship. I don't know but I'm here."
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