Venus Williams has been out of action for nearly six months due to injury, but the American is enjoying his break and is seen in Delray Beach is open last week.
Venus and her sister, Serena drop by to cheer on their fellow Americans Riley Opelka and Jack Sock in the second round. Opelka returned from a set down to win the match 6-7, 7-6, 6-1.
Rumors broke out about Opelka and Venus’ relationship as the two were regularly spotted together and shared social media photos of each other. But Venus denied the rumors last year during an Instagram Q&A session and said “Reilly Opelka shot me down. “They still have a friendly relationship outside of court and Venus Support for Opelka is often seen in his on-court endeavors and even congratulated the 24-year-old after he won the inaugural Dallas Beach Open earlier this month. She took to Instagram to congratulate her compatriot on winning her 3rd ATP title. “Record and headline tiebreak, Amazing Reilly Opelka Week,” she captioned it in her Instagram story.
Now, the rumors have flared up again after Venus was discovered in a player’s box during their encounter with Opelka in the second round and photos of Venus at the match were posted on social media. “Venus/Opelka is a thing,” tennis commentator Jose Morgado replied under the post. Tennis fans went wild and even called out Opelka, the man of Venus after the 7-time Professional Winner was seen in the player’s box.
While Venus and Opelka have not yet responded to the rumors, they previously said their relationship was just friendly after Venus cleared up around their relationship status last year.
Opelka loses in Delray Beach Open final
After a bad start to the season, Opelka has made significant changes this month. After the opening match in the third round at the Australian Open, the American player is having a 7-1 win/loss record. He won the first edition of Dallas Open without dropping a set, his first ATP title in two years. The Americans then made it to the finals of Delray Beach is openbut the top seed Cameron Norrie ended his seven-game winless streak to lift the title.
After playing two tournaments in a row, Opelka had to withdraw from Mexican Open due to fatigue. He was originally scheduled to play against the defending Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal but had to withdraw just before the tournament started.
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