Venus Williams made her long-anticipated return to the WTA Tour recently by playing a few grass events. Her first match in 's-Hertogenbosch wasn't that great as she lost but she quickly found her game next week in Birmingham.
Wimbledon was supposed to be a great experience for her but ultimately she couldn't overcome Elina Svitolina who advanced all the way to the quarter-final in the meantime. It was a solid showing from Williams who quite possibly wasn't even fully healthy for the event as she sustained an injury in Birmingham and another one in that match as well.
At this point in her career, she's likely never going to be fully healthy while competing but she's still out there and playing out of the love for tennis. She'll be in Montreal this year playing at the Canadian Open as she got a wild card entry into the event.
She joined fellow legend Caroline Wozniacki who received a wild card earlier to start off her comeback to tennis. Tournament director Valerie Tetreault highlighted the excitement of the event to host Venus Williams once more on Canadian soil.
We are excited and honoured to announce that for the first time since 2018 Venus (Williams) will be back in Montreal to play in front of our incredible fans. Venus continues to inspire the tennis world with her relentless effort and determination to getting back to the top of her game, and we are eager to witness her extraordinary talent on the IGA Stadium courts.
The event is set to begin in the first week of August and will start the North American hard court season which concludes with the US Open. Venus will be there but will that be her final US Open? Time will tell.