Serena Williams set to return to action at new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month
Serena Williams already has said she will enter the next scheduled Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, which is supposed to begin in New York on 3 August.
Lexington: Serena Williams is planning to make her return to competition at a new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month.
It’ll be the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion’s first action since playing for the US in the Fed Cup in February, before all sanctioned tennis was shut down the next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The women’s and men’s professional tennis tours are scheduled to resume in August.
The Kentucky event, called the Top Seed Open, announced Thursday that Williams and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens will be in the field when play begins there 10 August.
Williams already has said she will enter the next scheduled Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, which is supposed to begin in New York on 3 August.
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USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said his group and its representatives are in touch with the WTA, ATP, the French tennis federation and government officials in Italy and France about quarantine concerns.
Kyrgios said in an Instagram post on Sunday that he had no problem with the United States Tennis Association proceeding with its plans to hold the tournament from 31 August to 13 September.
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