Rosmelen; News Agency: Venus Williams, who was out of the court for five months due to injury, made a comeback through the Libema Open grass court tournament. But, in the first round match, she had to face a defeat in three sets against the Swiss teenage player Silen. (Venus Williams)
Venus’s sister Serena was present in the spectators’ gallery to insist on the fight. Venus made a promising play initially. However, her game suddenly took a turn for the worse and Silen came from behind to win 3-6, 7-6 (6-3) 6-2. 17-year-old Silen brought Venus to Jerry’s in 2 hours and 18 minutes of play. (Venus Williams)
“I never dreamed that I would get a chance to play against Venus,” Silen, a young player from Switzerland, said on the occasion. She further mentioned that Venus is a top player and a role model for anyone. Venus, who has won 7 Grand Slams so far, was given a wild card for the tournament.
She had to retire from professional tennis after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in Auckland. She could not even play in the Australian Grand Slam. Venus won her last grasscourt Grand Slam title in 2008 and has remained unbeaten ever since. This year’s Wimbledon tournament. It will be played from July 3.
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