Kleybanova, currently ranked 112 in the world, only recently returned to tennis after beating Hodgkin’s lymphona. She recently withdrew from her 3rd round match at the Sony Open in Miami with illness.
Venus created the EleVen brand in 2007, but re-launched it in 2012. She was specially chosen for the brand by Williams.
“Alisa is not just a great athlete and tennis player, but she represents the strength of a fighter,” Williams said. “I admire Alisa’s passion, making her the perfect match for EleVen By Venus Williams.”
Alisa also has partnerships with Babolat, Isolat and Kiron.