"Somehow all roads lead to Wimbledon" - Venus Williams makes Wimbledon pit-stop during London visit, jokes about spotting Reilly Opelka

Venus Williams paid a special visit to Wimbledon while in London.
Venus Williams paid a special visit to Wimbledon while in London.

Venus Williams visited Wimbledon on Friday, making a special pit-stop during her visit to London. Williams suggested that somehow all the roads led her to Wimbledon, posing for pictures inside the famed grounds of SW19.

The older of the iconic Williams Sisters duo is a five-time singles champion at Wimbledon. She won her first title there in 2000 and won four more between 2001-08. Additionally, Williams also has six women's doubles titles to her name at Wimbledon, all of which she won by partnering with her sister Serena Williams.

Williams took to social media to give a few glimpses of her latest visit to the venue of her most successful tournament. She gave fans and followers a quick look at the outside courts and grounds, standing right outside the Centre Court arena.

"I don't know how, but somehow all roads lead to Wimbledon," Venus Williams said on her Instagram Stories.
Venus Williams reacts to visiting Wimbledon (via Instagram).
Venus Williams reacts to visiting Wimbledon (via Instagram).

She also posed for pictures next to the trophy cabinet, highlighting the Venus Rosewater Dish, the women's singles winner's trophy which she has lifted five times. Williams also stood at the entrance on Centre Court, highlighting an iconic quote.

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The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion also joked with good friend Reilly Opelka after spotting him on an ad banner on the door of a sports store at Wimbledon.

"Reilly Opelka, why you ain't told me you was in London," Williams wrote on Instagram Stories.
Williams spots Reilly Opelka during her London visit (via Instagram).
Williams spots Reilly Opelka during her London visit (via Instagram).

Williams is currently away from the WTA tour as she continues to recover from a hamstring injury at the start of the season.


Venus Williams shares an update on recovery from hamstring injury

Venus Williams last competed at the 2023 ASB Women's Classic.
Venus Williams last competed at the 2023 ASB Women's Classic.

Venus Williams recently shared an update on her recovery and treatment as she continues to regain her fitness with the aim of returning to the WTA tour. She visited physical therapist Kerrie Brooks, who is her and sister Serena Williams' long-term physical trainer, and engaged in some light exercises. Williams said her recovery is on track, but admitted that she still has a way to go before she can start competing again.

"This is week 7 of my injury. I'm probably not rock-bottom, but I'm not at the top for sure. At least I'm not bottom down anymore," Williams said in a video on her YouTube channel.
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Williams started the 2023 season with a straight-sets win over rising American youngster Katie Volynets at the ASB Classic in Auckland. She then suffered a hamstring injury during a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7 second-round loss to Zhu Lin, which forced her to miss the Australian Open. Williams later revealed that she would be out for quite some time.

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Edited by Aayush Majumdar
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