The American legend will make her first singles appearance since August 2021.By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday, July 21, 2022
Fans of the Williams sisters can double the pleasure at this year’s National Bank Open in Toronto.
Venus Williams will join her sister Serena in the singles draw, after accepting a wild card from the WTA 1000 event.
Venus will start her comeback at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., which will be held from July 30 to August 7.
She will be making her debut in the nation's capital, and her eleventh appearance in Canada.
“I am excited to be playing the Citi Open for the first time this summer,” said Williams. “I love Washington, DC, and returning to the nation’s capital to play in front of a community that has supported me so strongly feels like a homecoming. I am looking forward to being back on the courts and competing in DC soon.”
The following week Williams will continue her comeback north of the border, in Toronto.
“I’m so excited to be back playing the National Bank Open presented by Rogers, said Williams. “I love the city, the tournament, and I look forward to being back in Toronto.”
.@Venuseswilliams joins sister @serenawilliams in Toronto!!!
Venus enters as a wild card into the #NBO22 for her 11th appearance at the tournament.
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— National Bank Open (@NBOtoronto) July 20, 2022
The Citi Open will mark Venus’ first singles appearance on the WTA Tour since August of 2021. More recently, she played mixed doubles at Wimbledon with Jamie Murray, where they lost in the second round.
Former World No.1 Williams, 42, does not currently have a ranking.
She went 3-9 in 2021.
Her sister Serena, who lost in the first-round at Wimbledon to Harmony Tan, has also entered the draw via wild card.
The 40-year-old 23-time major singles champion is also entered in the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, as well as the US Open.