Serena Williams (Getty Pictures)
Serena Williams will make her return to the WTA Tour at a brand new hardcourt event in Kentucky in August, organisers stated on Thursday.
The High Seed Open stated 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams and 2017 US Open winner Sloane Stephens shall be within the area when play begins on August 10.
Williams hasn’t performed since representing the US within the Fed Cup in February, earlier than the WTA Tour together with most of world sport shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Each the WTA Tour and the lads’s ATP Tour are scheduled to renew in August.
Williams has already stated she plans to enter the subsequent scheduled Grand Slam event, the US Open, which is slated to start in New York on 31 August.
The Kentucky event was one in every of two new occasions confirmed by WTA chief govt Steve Simon final week as additions to the tour’s revamped calendar.
WTA motion is scheduled to renew with the Palermo Open in Italy beginning on three August.