Canadian Open: Venus Williams to make singles comeback in Toronto
- The elder William has not played singles for almost one year
- She is also expected to compete in the Citi Open at the end of this month
- Emma Raducanu, Simona Halep and Victoria Azarenka will also compete in the Citi Open
Venus Williams, a seven-time winner of the men’s and women’s singles titles at the Grand Slam tournament, has been granted a wild card into the National Bank Open, and it will be there that she will compete in her first singles match in nearly a year.
Williams’ most recent singles competition appearance was in August last year at the Chicago Women’s Open when Hsieh Su-Wei defeated her in the first round.
Her most recent singles victory was at Wimbledon 2021 when she prevailed over Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Williams, 42 years old, made her competitive comeback this month at Wimbledon in the mixed doubles event, where she partnered with Jamie Murray to advance to the second round.
Williams has previously had significant success at the competition in Toronto. In 1995, when she was only 15 years old, she made her debut at the event after getting a wild card and competed in Tier I for the first time.
Tier I was the equivalent of today’s WTA 1000 level. She was defeated by Sabine Appelmans in the first round.
The start of the Canadian Open is slated for the 5th of August, and it will continue until the 14th of the same month.
This year will be the first time Venus Williams competes in the Citi Open
Williams, who is now 42 years old and will be making her debut in the women’s tournament of the Citi Open, which will be held this summer after a hiatus of three years.
In July, it will take place at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center alongside the enduring men’s tournament that is part of the Citi Open.
Williams will compete in the women’s event of the Citi Open, which also features former world’s best players like Victoria Azarenka and Simona Halep and Emma Raducanu.,
Jessica Pegula of the United States, Sloane Stephens and Williams herself, Citi Open starts on. 30th of July until Aug. 7.
Serena Williams is scheduled to compete in Toronto once again
Venus will compete with her sister Serena, who qualified for the tournament by utilising her protected ranking.
Also in the competition will be the defending champion Bianca Andreescu, who was granted a wild card, as well as the top 10 singles rankings, led by the world’s best player, Iga Swiatek.
Despite this, Williams has not found the city to be the most fruitful hunting area. She now holds a record of 2-7 in Toronto, with a showing in the third round in 2017 being her best result.
Despite this, she finished second to Agnieszka Radwanska at the 2014 edition of the National Bank Open’s sister tournament, which was held in Montréal.