Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams has lost her first singles match in almost a year.

The 42-year-old US-American lost her first round match at the WTA tennis tournament in Washington on Monday (local time) to the Canadian Rebecca Marino 6:4, 1:6, 4:6.

Serena Williams’ sister last played a singles match in Chicago on 23 August 2021, where she lost to Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh.