Canadian Open: Serena Williams to continue her comeback at Toronto event in August

Serena Williams has decided to compete next month in Toronto, having returned to action two weeks ago at Wimbledon after a year away from competition.

Serena Williams to continue her comeback at Toronto event in August (Reuters Photo)

Serena Williams to continue her comeback at Toronto event in August (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Serena Williams will continue her comeback at next month’s Canadian Open
  • Serena was named in a star-studded field for the August 6-14 tournament
  • Williams was beaten in three sets by unseeded Harmony Tan at Wimbledon

Serena Williams will continue her comeback at next month’s Canadian Open WTA event in Toronto, organizers confirmed on Thursday. Williams, who suffered a second straight Wimbledon first-round exit this year, elected to use her protected ranking to enter the main draw of the Aug. 6-15 National Bank Open for the first time since her run to the 2019 final.

In that final, Canada’s Bianca Andreescu consolidated a break to go 3-1 up, at which point Williams, a three-time winner of the event, went to her chair and broke down in tears due to back spasms that forced her to retire 19 minutes into the match.

Organisers said 41 of the top 43-ranked players on the WTA Tour are on the Toronto entry list, including Poland’s world number one Iga Swiatek, four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka of Japan and Britain’s U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu.

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