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.READ MORE: Benet Academy Decides To Hire Amanda Kammes As Lacrosse Coach After Rescinding Job Offer Because She Is Married To A Woman
But she is still appreciative that the South Side is hosting a tour event.READ MORE: Boy, 15, Shot And Killed In West Chatham
“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.”MORE NEWS: Fire Damages Bronzeville Home Where Bo Diddley Lived As A Youngster
The Chicago Women’s Open runs through Saturday at Washington Park.