Serena Williams has committed to playing in Cincinnati and will now compete in two tournaments before the US Open. The entry list for Cincinnati was released on Tuesday, and Williams’ name appeared on it.
Williams, now 40 years old, missed the previous year of singles play due to injury. Williams was announced as a participant in the August 8 Montreal tournament last week. The Williams have now announced that they will also be competing at the Cincinnati event, which will take place from August 15-21.
In preparation for the US Open, Serena Williams has entered both Cincinnati and Toronto.
In 2015, while preparing for her grand slam bid, Serena played in both Canada and Cincinnati. Since then, a few things have occurred. — July 19, 2022, Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol)
Williams has won in Cincinnati twice.
Williams has made nine appearances at the Cincinnati tournament since his debut there in 2006. Williams advanced to the semifinals in her Cincinnati debut, but she ultimately lost to Vera Zvonareva.
Although Williams eventually made it to her first final in Cincinnati, it took her a while. Williams made it to the finals of the Cincinnati tournament for the first time in 2013 — her fifth time competing there. Williams lost to Victoria Azarenka in a shocking fashion in her first Cincinnati final.
Williams may not have won her first Cincinnati title in 2013, but she has won the last two in a row, in 2014 and 2015. Williams won consecutive titles in Cincinnati in 2015 and 2016, but he didn’t return until 2018.
Williams’ return to Cincinnati wasn’t very successful, as she was eliminated in the second round by Petra Kvitova. Williams lost to Maria Sakkari in the round of 16 at the 2020 New York tournament, which replaced the original Cincinnati tournament because of the pandemic.
In the upcoming tournament in Cincinnati, Williams will make her tenth appearance. If Williams advances past Cincinnati, she will compete in the US Open in New York. Since the US Open was the first Grand Slam tournament I ever won, Williams remarked, “When you’re at home, especially in New York, that’s something that’s always super special.”
“You never forget your first. There is a lot of incentive to practice and play at home.”