Venus Williams jokes: "Reilly Opelka turned me down!"



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Venus Williams jokes: "Reilly Opelka turned me down!"

In the world of tennis, fans are very attentive not only to the results of their favorites but also to the private life of the champions and everything that distinguishes them. Gossip is the order of the day and everyone is curious about what tennis players are about.

There are several couples in the circuit and over the years there have been various gossip about possible relationships in the Tour. The latest rumors that intrigue the experts and do not concern the relationship between the former number one in the world and expert tennis player Venus Williams and her countryman Reilly Opelka.

Their friendship has been going on for some time and on the web there are those who even insinuated that it was something more. In particular a fan asked Venus with the following message "Did you and Reilly date?", she replied in a nice way with a laconic: "No, Reilly Opelka refused me!" The two have a great relationship and despite this post the rumors about the couple continue.

Venus Williams has long been a great supporter of mental health and recently she spoke in an interview about how important it is to have good mental health. Here is an excerpt from her statements to the New York Post: "My parents were great advocates for mental health, they pushed for everyone to understand that the world is a beautiful place and a stimulating place and that at the same time you have to mentally prepare yourself to resist to the pressures and be able to manage them.

I have been successful from a young age because I have had support in things where other people don't." Venus Williams has not had the successes of her sister but she is still one of the strongest tennis players of all time, she has won seven Grand Slam tournaments in singles (five Wimbledon and two US Open) and many other Grand Slam tournaments in the doubles, with precision she won 14 Grand Slam titles, winning every Slam tournament and also winning the Olympic gold medal in both singles and doubles.

Rafael Nadal: "My favorite soccer player is Ronaldo Nazario da Lima"

Rafael Nadal played just seven official tournaments in 2021, thanks to some physical problems that limited his performance. A back problem prevented him from being 100% at the Australian Open, where he surrendered to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarterfinals.

The former world number 1 returned just in time for the clay season, where he posted a couple of titles (respectively in Barcelona and Rome), but did not express the dominance we were used to. His big goal was obviously Roland Garros, where the Iberian hoped to list his 21st Major.

Heavily handicapped by a foot injury, the 35-year-old from Manacor bowed to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. Due to the incessant pain, the Spaniard was forced to miss Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and the US Open. Due to his precarious conditions, he could not help but announce the early closure of his season.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion will be back in action in a few days at the prestigious Abu Dhabi exhibition. Rafa has won the last edition of the tournament (staged in 2019) and will face the winner of the match between Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem.

In a recent interview with VICE magazine, Nadal talked about some little-known aspects of his life. During the conversation, Rafael Nadal was asked to reveal his favorite soccer player. The Majorcan is a huge football fan, as well as being a Real Madrid fan.

He said: "I grew up watching Ronaldo Nazario da Lima play. I have always admired his deeds and I went to see him live many times." Despite his enormous popularity, the 13-time Roland Garros champion has always led a simple life.

He added: "I have lived in the same city since I was little and have kept the same friends I had as a child. I love spending time with my friends and with my family members." Rafa will compete in the Melbourne ATP 250 ahead of the 2022 Australian Open.