Former world No. 1 Venus Williams is vacationing in Paris ahead of the 2022 season and being there reminded her of her French Open memories.
Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion in singles, has never won a singles title at Roland Garros.
However, Williams captured two French Open titles in women’s doubles, as well as one in mixed doubles.
Williams was close to winning the French Open in 2002 but back then she ended runner-up at the tournament.
“Being in France reminds me of my French Open memories. Picking a few to share from this year,” Williams captioned an Instagram post.
Williams teamed up with Cori Gauff
Williams’ lone doubles appearance in 2021 came at the French Open, where she partnered rising American star Gauff.
Williams and Gauff suffered a tight first round loss as Ellen Perez and Saisai Zheng won 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-3.
Williams also played the French Open singles but didn’t do much as she easily lost in the first round to Ekaterina Alexandrova.
“So much fun playing with you !!” Gauff responded to Williams’ post.
Recently, coach Rick Macci recalled his first impression of Venus and Serena Williams.
Macci was one of the first coaches to work with the Williams sisters and he said he knew they would “transcend the sport.”
“I wasn’t impressed at first. But then when they started competing, it was brutal,” Macci said during his interview with YouTube channel Tweener Head. “I’ve seen a lot, I never saw two little girls run so hard and almost fall over to get a ball. Quick, strong, fast. And they would go for the jugular.”
The Williams sisters are absolute legends of tennis and they have always had a strong bond.
“Venus and I worked so hard. Still to this day we work side by side at practice. We motivate each other. Like I said on the court, every time she won her match, I felt obligated to win – I’ve got to win too. The motivation she gives me is second to nothing,” Serena Williams said.