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Former world No 1 Venus Williams is set to make a shock Wimbledon return

Former world No. 1 Venus Williams will make a shock at Wimbledon return when five-time winner makes a last minute wild card request to team up with Briton Jamie Murray in mixed doubles.

  • Venus Williams ready for Wimbledon return with Jamie Murray in mixed doubles
  • The five-time Wimbledon winner last played on the WTA Tour in August last year
  • The world number 570 asked for a wildcard seat in doubles, but not in singles

Venus Williams will make a shocking Wimbledon return by teaming up with Jamie Murray in mixed doubles.

The 42-year-old, who won the Wimbledon titles five times in women’s singles and six times in women’s doubles and was a finalist in 2006 in the mixed doubles, has made a last minute request for a wildcard into the draw. tournament.

However, the American last played on the WTA Tour in August last year and has since been sidelined with a leg injury, as she is ranked number 570 in the world.

Venus Williams (pictured) will make her Wimbledon return by teaming up with Jamie Murray

Venus Williams (pictured) will make her Wimbledon return by teaming up with Jamie Murray

The 42-year-old applied for a wildcard into the mixed doubles tournament draw

The 42-year-old applied for a wildcard into the mixed doubles tournament draw

The former world No. 1 has not applied for a wildcard for women’s singles, but she will stand alongside Murray, who won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2007 and 2017. The evening standard

The pair have never played together before but could follow in the footsteps of their famous siblings Serena and Andy, who became fan favorites when they reached the third round of the All England Club in 2019.

Venus previously stated she would not appear at Wimbledon this year, posting on social media earlier this month: “No, I’m not playing, but I’ll watch, I’ll watch Serena.

Murray won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2007 and 2017 becomes a Williams partner

Murray won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon in 2007 and 2017 becomes a Williams partner

“I hope Serena who plays Wimbledon will help you with your Williams solution.”

She appears to have changed her mind when she made a surprise arrival at the site and was practicing at Aorangi Park and while her request has not yet been confirmed, it seems very likely that it will be accepted when the listing is complete.

Venus will join her sister Serena Williams, who will make her highly anticipated return to the competition when she takes on Harmony Tan in the first round.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion has not played singles since she retired due to a torn hamstring in her opening game a year ago.

She started her doubles comeback at Eastbourne last week, reaching the semi-finals with partner Ons Jabeur before Jabeur had to withdraw due to a knee injury.

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