Venus Williams has hinted that she is targeting to return to action during the clay season. Williams, 42, kicked off her 2023 season in Auckland, where she suffered a hamstring injury. “When are you coming back on the tour?” a fan asked Williams.
Williams replied: “Hopefully soon! We will see!” Another fan asked Williams: “Will you be back for the clay swing?” Williams answered: “I would love to (return during the clay season! That’s the plan. We will see.”
Looks like vee is planning on returning for the clay season yesssssssss!
Fingers crossed ðâ¤ï¸ð¤ð¼#venuswilliams #veelievers #comeback pic.twitter.com/yWk7VCeVva — Hopefully returning soon ðâ¤ï¸ (@VeeSTARWilliams) March 23, 2023
Williams suffered an unfortunate hamstring injury
After competing in just four tournaments in 2022, Williams accepted a wildcard into Auckland to start her 2023 season in the very first week of the season.
In Auckland, Williams made a positive start as she defeated Katie Volynets in her first match of the year. In the Auckland round-of-16, Williams suffered a three-set defeat to Zhu Lin. But the defeat wasn’t the worst thing that happened to Williams that day as she suffered a hamstring injury during the match.
Williams, who was awarded a main draw wildcard into the Australian Open, was forced to pull out of the Australian Open and return the wildcard to Tennis Australia. In early February, Williams said she “knew it was going to be a bad injury.” “I knew that it was going to be a bad injury.
That’s the point when I withdrew from the Australian Open. I had a wildcard and it was so awesome, but it wasn’t for me and I wanted someone else to have that opportunity because I knew I wouldn’t have a chance to play. I knew that it was going to be a bad injury.
That’s the point when I withdrew from the Australian Open. I had a wildcard and it was so awesome, but it wasn’t for me and I wanted someone else to have that opportunity because I knew I wouldn’t have a chance to play,” Williams said in early February.