WTT 2015: Venus Williams’ return overshadows Kastles’ loss

July 14, 2015, Kastles Stadium at the George Washington University Smith Center, Washington, D.C. – Would the Kastles win their fifth straight championship?  Would they win their 20th straight game?  How well would Venus Williams play tonight?

These were NOT the questions that most of the capacity crowd was asking.  They only knew that this was the night – and the only night – that Venus would be playing in Washington, D.C., this World TeamTennis season.  Simply speaking, they just wanted to know how many matches Venus would play.

Well, Venus did not disappoint.  Out of the five matches, she played three: Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, and Singles.

Who cares how many points she got or how many matches she won?  As long as she plays, the Washington fans are happy.  They cheer when she warms up.  They cheer when she serves.  They cheer when she wins a point.  They even cheer, albeit a little softer, when she loses a point.

When it is Venus Williams Night, all is well with the world.

(By the way, the Washington Kastles lost to the Austin Aces, 17-22.)


Photos: Austin Aces 22, Washington Kastles 17
all photos by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine


Video: Venus Williams press conference – Washington Kastles, July 14, 2015
video by Kwai Chan / Meniscus Magazine