Venus Williams is still playing, and she'll play at the WTA 250 tournament in Monastir, Tunisia in about a week. The American hasn't played since the US Open, so this will be her first event in a while.
According to recent reports, she will play both singles and doubles after accepting a wild card entry into the event. She will team up with native player Ons Jabeur which is a very interesting pairing.
Williams last played doubles at last year's US Open in what proved to be the last match of Serena Williams. She admitted earlier this year that she was done with doubles tennis because when her sister retired her doubles career was over.
She's making a U-turn on that decision to play with Jabeur, whom she always admired. There were many instances when Williams spoke about her admiration for Jabeur and what she was doing by inspiring Arab women to play tennis.
Playing with a player she respects and admires in front of said player's fans seemed like too good of an opportunity to pass up. We'll see what will happen, but it should be a good experience as fans love both players and can play really good doubles tennis.
It's also a great honour for Ons Jabeur, who played doubles with Serena Williams before she retired. They did it in Eastbourne last year, so she became one of the rare players who actually played doubles with both sisters.
Serena selected her, which shows how much the Williams sisters like and respect Jabeur. The event is coming up in a week, starting on October 16th and running till the 22nd of October.