Venus Williams suffers dramatic drop in WTA rankings
Seven-time singles Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has dropped a total of 144 ranking places in the space of one week.
Before the latest WTA rankings update, Venus Williams was ranked at 170th. However, Williams has since fallen to 314th with 420 points, dropping a total of 144 positions in a single week.
The significant drop comes as a result of the last of the 2019 ranking points being removed from the players’ points totals.
Venus Williams’ last singles Grand Slam trophy came in 2008 at Wimbledon when she beat her sister Serena 7-5 6-4 to defend her title.
Similarly, her last doubles Grand Slam title was also at Wimbledon in 2016, this time Venus teamed up with her sister Serena as they beat Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-3 6-4.
The 14-time doubles Grand Slam champion has been struggling for form recently after losing in the round of 32 at both Wimbledon and the Chicago Women’s Open.
At Wimbledon, Williams lost to Tunisian number one and World number seven Ons Jabeur in straight sets, 5-7 0-6 before going on to lose to Taiwanese Hsieh Su-Wei again in straight sets in Chicago. The 41 year old has not played since then.
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