Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, was taken around Washington by Citi Open event director Mark Ein. Williams, 40, is in the city getting ready to start her summer on hard courts even though she isn’t playing in this week’s Citi Open in Washington.
Williams visited the Washington Monument while in Washington, DC. In his article, Ein stated that he “always loves showing the tourists around my town.”
Along with her sister Venus Williams, Serena Williams worked out.
The Williams sisters used the Citi Open’s practice courts over the past weekend.
This week, Serena isn’t competing, but her sister is. Venus was revealed as this year’s Citi Open wildcard winner ten days ago. Venus, 42, is taking part in her first singles competition since August of last year.
Venus is also playing in her first Citi Open at the age of 42. Williams expressed her excitement about competing in the Citi Open for the first time this summer. “I adore Washington, DC, and coming back to perform there before a crowd that has been so supportive of me is like coming home.
Soon, I hope to return to the courts and compete in Washington, DC. Venus will face Rebecca Marino, a qualifier, in the opening round. Legendary American tennis player Tracy Austin is happy to see Venus back in action.
“42 and I was interested to see how she drew. She’s going to be dangerous because she’s an unseeded player. Who she received had a qualifier. I believe that’s a good draw for her to be able to get in, “On Tennis Channel, Austin stated.
Both Serena and Venus are anticipated to participate in the National Bank Open in Toronto the following week. Following the US Open, the Williams sisters are anticipated to compete in Cincinnati.