Serena Williams to Return to Tennis in Rome

Updated: April 13, 2010

Reigning world number one Serena Williams has set the date of her return to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour after spending over two months on the injured list.

Williams, who has not competed since she won her twelfth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, has accepted a wild card into the 2010 Internazionali BNL d’ Italia in Rome, Italy.

Serena Williams
A reoccurring knee injury has kept the Tour’s best player sidelined during most of the tennis season thus far, forcing Serena to withdraw from Paris, Dubai, Miami and last week, Marbella.

The Internazionali BNL d’ Italia is a Premier event on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour and is one of tennis’ biggest events on clay before Roland Garros.

The outdoor red clay tournament will be held May 2-8 at the Foro Italico and offers $2,000,000 in prize money.


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3 Legacy Comments

  1. The Fan Child

    April 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I think Serena’s going to be in perfect health come may – should make for a pretty interesting clay court season.

  2. Lisa

    April 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I am so glad she is back…………..however Venus is scheduled to play in Germany!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. delois hopkins

    April 20, 2010 at 1:37 am