Venus to make Hopman Cup debut with Isner
Venus Williams will make her Hopman Cup debut in Perth later this year, partnering John Isner to represent the United States in the mixed international tournament.
"I've never been to Perth - I've never played the Hopman Cup, so for me it's going to be a wonderful experience," Williams said.
"I've watched it literally every year on TV so now I get to play, I'm very excited."
World number 10 Isner won the title in 2011 with Bethanie Mattek-Sands, who stands at 5ft 6in (1.68 m)-tall to his 6ft 9in (2.06m). Williams is 6ft 1in (1.85m).
"My previous two partners have been very, very small," said Isner.
"But Venus is a little bit taller so I'm not going to look like such a giant out there. She's obviously one of the greatest players ever so I think our team has a good shot to do well."