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.
Serena Williams made her comeback after a year out of tennis as the American legend teamed with Ons Jabeur in the Eastbourne International doubles on Tuesday.
Williams, a seven-time champion at the tournament, and still chasing an elusive 24th Grand Slam title, will be playing her first singles match since her tearful, injury-enforced withdrawal in the first round in 2021.
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