Venus Williams to play Hobart WTA event

Updated: 13 November 2013 08:06 IST

Venus Williams, now ranked 48, will be making her first appearance in the tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Venus Williams to play Hobart WTA event
©

Sydney:

American star Venus Williams has been confirmed as a starter in the Hobart WTA International in January, organisers said on Wednesday.

The seven-time Grand Slam champion, now ranked 48, will be making her first appearance in the tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open in Melbourne.

"The tournament is played on the same surface as the Australian Open, so it will be a great place to get some good match practice against tough opponents before I head to Melbourne," Williams said in a statement.

She will join Australia's former US Open champion Sam Stosur in the event from January 5-11.

Topics : Tennis Venus Williams
Related Articles
Roger Federer Makes it Too Easy: Andre Agassi
Roger Federer Makes it Too Easy: Andre Agassi
Andy Murray Shows Magic, Nick Kyrgios Booed in Stormy Defeat
Andy Murray Shows Magic, Nick Kyrgios Booed in Stormy Defeat
Australian Open: Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna Win Matches, Enter Second Round
Australian Open: Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna Win Matches, Enter Second Round
Show Comments
Advertisement