Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

After Hours Blog > Miscellaneous

Venus Williams Out of the Washington Kastles

A back injury means the player will be replaced by Martina Hingis in Williams’ July 8 and 9 games.

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was set to join the Washington Kastles this year for a fourth successive season, but the back injury that forced her to drop out of doubles matches in the French Open earlier this year means she’ll be unable to play at Kastles Stadium this summer. She’s replaced by Martina Hingis in two home games July 8 and 9, and one away match in Texas July 10.

“My lower back injury has not recovered to where it needs to be for me to play Mylan World TeamTennis this summer,” said Williams in a statement. “I love playing team tennis so I am really disappointed that I will not be able to compete with my Washington Kastles teammates this month, or to play in front of the fans in Washington, DC and Irving, Texas.”

Hingins, a former world number one with five Grand Slam titles to her name, will play for the Kastles July 15 through 24. This is her first year with the Washington Kastles after two seasons with the New York Sportimes. The Kastles will name an additional female player to the team for matches scheduled on July 10, 11, and 13.

Read Next

What to Do This Week: July 8 to 11

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

4 Projects That Are Going to Change Washington

The Troubled, Tormented, Surprisingly Lucky Life of Michael Graham

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do

One Lawyer's Trip Down the "Serial" Rabbit Hole

Take a Sneak Peek Inside DC's First Bonchon

The Great Burger Battle: Bobby's Burger Palace vs. Plan B Burger Bar

This Bloody Mary With A Lox Bagel Garnish Is Genius

Rabia Chaudry: "Jay Is Close to Whoever Did It"

The Audacious Plan to Turn a Sprawling DC Suburb Into a Big City