Former tennis number one, Venus Williams, is all set to make history once again as she gears up for her 24th appearance at the US Open. Securing a wildcard for this esteemed Grand Slam event happening later this month, Williams, at the age of 43, first stepped onto Flushing Meadows in 1997. Her remarkable journey includes capturing titles in 2000 and 2001, making her a true tennis legend.
Incredibly, she will extend her own record for the most appearances in the Open era singles in New York, marking her as a resilient force on the court. This year’s US Open is anticipated to be a gathering of tennis stars, and Williams’ return adds an extra layer of excitement.
The US Open, marking the culmination of the tennis season, is set to commence on August 28. Before that, Williams is gearing up for action in Cincinnati, where she will face Qinwen Zheng from China in the second round of the Western and Southern Open.
The seven-time grand slam winner recently notched a significant victory, defeating Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova, a top-20 player, for her biggest win in four years. If she continues winning, chances are she might cross paths with 2022 US Open Champion Iga Swiatek, who is getting in shape for a successful title defense. A match between Williams and Swiatek would be one for the books, indeed.
But Williams is not the only player making waves. Caroline Wozniacki, a two-time finalist, is making a remarkable comeback. After stepping away from the sport in 2020, the 33-year-old Dane has returned to the WTA Tour with a determined spirit, and she also received a wildcard to appear at the event.
As the tennis world eagerly watches, the US Open, as one of the final events of the season, holds the promise of thrilling matches and remarkable achievements. With players like Williams, Wozniacki, and others showcasing their talents, the stage is set for another unforgettable chapter in tennis history.