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Venus Relishes Single Life in New Interview

By Erik Gudris | Thursday September 9, 2021

Seven-time major champion Venus Williams is living her best life, and has no plans to rush into a relationship.

The 41-year-old tennis icon reveals she is quite happy being single in a new interview for Cosmopolitan Magazine, where she also appears on the cover.


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"I have a lot of friends who don't believe me when I say that I like my life and I don't want to change it for any reason. I'm not desperate and they don't believe me," Williams said in the interview.

"They say things like, 'You're going to miss your window.' I'm like, 'Please, relax. You might feel this way, but I don't. I promise you I don't.'"

Jemele Hill, sports journalist and friend, confirmed Venus's outlook and she chooses to live on her terms, despite what society thinks she should do.

"There's this sort of quiet resistance that Venus always carries herself with. She's chosen to live her life so unapologetically and I think there's a beauty in that. Especially when you think about these narratives about how Black women are desperate or lonely or how after a certain age, something is wrong with you if you aren't getting married or having kids," Hill told the magazine.

A two-time US Open champion, Williams, did not compete in New York this year due to a leg injury. She continues recovering while also focusing on various outside interests and businesses.

Recently Williams helped launched an initiative to support mental health awareness. She partnered with BetterHelp and the WTA to give $2 million dollars in free therapy through BetterHelp.

The full Cosmopolitan interview can be read here

Photo credit: Cosmopolitan