Venus Williams Asked If She'll Retire After U.S. Open Loss

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The return of Venus Williams was cut short at Arthur Ashe Stadium this Tuesday afternoon, having skipped her first-round matchup against Alison Van Uytwank.

After losing the first set 6–1, Williams tied for the second set.

However, she was unable to outdo the talented right-handed batsman from Belgium.

Williams spoke to the media about her performance after the loss.

When asked if she is retiring, she brushed off the question.

"Just focused on the doubles," Williams told reporters.

On Thursday, Venus will face Serena in doubles.

She revealed that it was her sister's idea to participate in doubles at the 2022 US Open.

"It was Serena's idea," Venus said. "She's the owner.

Whatever she asks me to do, I will do that."

Venus and Serena will face Czech Republic's Linda Noskova and Lucie Hradecka in the first round.

It will be a busy week for Serena, who will take on No. 2 ranked Annette Kontaveit in a singles match this Wednesday night.