CHICAGO (CBS) — The WTA tour is at XS Tennis Village for the Chicago Tennis Festival, and Venus Williams was among the players taking part.
The 41-year-old star was unable to win in front of a pro-Venus crowd, dropping her first-round match in straight sets.
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But she is still appreciative that the South Side is hosting a tour event.
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“Great to see the crowd and the support I got out there. I was like so delighted and so unexpected. I definitely wish I could have won today. I was just so rusty,” Williams said. “I’d love for the conditions to continue where we’re able to play sports on the South Side, because it’s really beautiful here.”
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The Chicago Women’s Open runs through Saturday at Washington Park.