Washington: After recovering from Sjogren’s syndrome, Venus Williams made a triumphant return to the New York Grand Slam tournament last week with her new boyfriend, Cuban model Elio Alberto Pis, at her side.
According to a leading magazine, the tennis champ has been dating the 24-year-old model for several months.
The couple were seen holding hands and sweetly kissing each other while walking through the corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
During all of her matches, Pis sat courtside with Williams’s friends and family, cheering the two-time U.S. Open winner.
He has also worked with Williams on her clothing line, EleVen, which will be presented during New York Fashion Week.
The two posed together for her website, showing off her ready-to-wear tennis apparel.
First Published: Monday, September 10, 2012, 12:29