Former world no.1 Serena Williams, who made a great comeback following in the recently concluded Wimbledon, will feature in the Rogers Cup next month at Montreal after she competes in next week’s new Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, California.
Rogers Cup tournament officials confirmed on Tuesday that the 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams will receive a wildcard into that event, which begins on August 3. Her ranking jumped from No. 181 to No. 28 after her sublime run at Wimbledon.
Competing in Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic and Rogers Cup will be the perfect opportunity for the 36-year-old to prowess before year’s final Grand Slam US Open.
"We are, of course, very pleased to be able to announce the participation of Serena Williams," Eugène Lapierre, tournament director of the Rogers Cup, said in a statement. "After announcing our player list a few weeks ago, we were only missing Serena to complete our dream tournament. Serena has impressed everyone with the speed at which she was able to return to a high level of play. She has always been a fighter and she is proving it once again."
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