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Venus Williams shocks fans with Wimbledon's last-minute entry

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Venus Williams of The United Stats arrives ahead of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 26, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
With a big plot twist, Venus Williams decided to get off the bench and take part in a mixed doubles draw at this year's Wimbledon. .. .. Julian Finney / Getty Images

Watch out for the world of tennis: Venus Williams still finished the Grand Slam Is not ... 

Earlier this week, a 42-year-old tennis veteran shocked fans when he made an unexpected wildcard request to appear in this year's mixed doubles lineup at Wimbledon. rice field.

Williams chose the familiar family tennis swap as a doubles partner.

The five-time Wimbledon Champion will take the court with British player Jamie Murray, who is ranked 21st in the ATP doubles ranking.

Murray is the brother of tennis star Andy Murray and was Serena Williams' sister doubles partner at Wimbledon in 2019. 

amie Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during their Doubles match against John Peers of Australia and Filip Polášek of Slovakia during Day Four of the Rothesay International Eastbourne at Devonshire Park on June 21, 2022 in Eastbourne, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for LTA)
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Last year, Venus was a mixed doubles In partnership with the controversial Australian player Nick Kyrgios, the pair withdrew due to Kyrgyz injuries. Their second round match.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Nick Kyrgios of Australia interacts with Venus Williams of USA as they compete against Sabrina Santamaria and Austin Krajicek both of USA during their mixed doubles first round match on Day Five of The Championships - Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Wimbledon returns Williams to the center stage in almost a year Indicates. .. Williams' last appearance was at the 2021 Chicago Open, where she was the oldest athlete in a draw and lost to Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei in the first round.

Despite long breaks and persistent foot injuries that previously kept Williams off the court, the mixed doubles pair should not be underestimated, with two players each. Has major mixed doubles titles. 

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - June 28, 2022 Venus Williams of the U.S. is pictured in the stands with her mother ahead of the first round match between Serena Williams of the U.S. and France's Harmony Tan REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Serena Williams is from Wimbledon after her Faced with an early exit, the loss of the first round to Harmony Tan in France.

For fans of Sister Williams, disappointed with Serena's short-lived Wimbledon match, Venus gave the audience something to look forward to at the All England Club.

The tennis duo will face 44th place Alicia Rosolska and 9th place Michael Venus in the first round.