Serena Williams will continue her tennis comeback by taking part in the Canadian Open in Toronto, it has been confirmed.
Williams returned at Wimbledon after a year's absence from the sport, although it did not go as well as she had hoped with her losing to Harmony Tan in the first round.
Clearly, though, she has bigger plans for the near future, and we know know those plans will run through Toronto.
The Canadian Open announced the news by tweeting: "She’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!
"That’s right, our three-time champion Serena Williams returns to Toronto. And she likes playing here, she’s reached the semis or better the last five times she’s played."
There were fears that Serena Williams might just be back for Wimbledon, especially after the comeback didn't go as well as she had hoped.
Afterwards, she teased that wasn't necessarily the case and you 'never know where she might pop up next.'
She also hinted that she wants to play the US Open again, and clearly that remains her plan with the Canadian Open being used as a preparation event.
“When you’re at home, especially in New York, and the US Open, that being the first place I’ve won a Grand Slam, is something that’s always super special,” Serena Williams said after her exit from Wimbledon. “Your first time is always special.
“There’s definitely lots of motivation to get better and to play at home.”
“You got to think if I were playing matches I wouldn’t miss some of those points or this match.”
“It definitely makes me want to hit the practice courts because you’re playing not bad and you’re so close. Any other opponent probably would have suited my game better.
“So, yeah, I feel like that it’s actually kind of like, ‘OK, Serena, you can do this if you want.'”
Clearly, Serena Williams wants, and it couldn't be better news.
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