GRAND SLAM CHAMP, Serena Williams may have taken some time off for family planning and diaper duty, but this HOT MOMMA is back and ready to PLAY in 2018!
Williams withdrew from the Australian Open in January after she said she wasn’t where she wanted to be physically, but made her return at the U.S. Fed Cup match on Feb. 11. She’s also scheduled to play in an exhibition of sorts when the Tie Break Tens takes place March 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Ok guys exciting news- I’m getting ready for @TieBreakTens at Madison Square Garden on 5th March. @venuseswilliams will be there too. Who’s excited??!! Tickets available https://t.co/YMZ3P4HnNu #TBTens pic.twitter.com/CGmmKPBCzM
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) February 22, 2018
With some question as to which official events and how many Williams will participate in this year, her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, revealed her plans to play in many of the major tournaments, including all three remaining grand slams. He added that the load would be lighter than normal.
“She can’t do seasons like 2013 or 2014,” said Mouratoglou in an interview with The New York Times . “In 2013, she won 11 tournaments. That was herculean. She doesn’t have the same age, and I’m not sure she even wants that anymore. The focus for her will be on the big moments.”
Williams will compete at Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome, the French Open, Wimbledon, one hard court event still to be decided in August, the U.S. Open and the WTA Finals in Singapore if she makes it into the top eight. Mouratoglou also added that both he and Williams were confident in her return to tennis.
“She’s coming back because she believes she can win, otherwise, she wouldn’t be coming back.”
Here’s the list of the tournaments Williams is set to play at in 2018:
Serena Williams’ 2018 schedule
Tournament Location Date
Indian Wells California, USA March 7-18
Miami Open Florida, USA March 20-31
Madrid Open Madrid, Spain May 5-12
Rome Rome, Italy May 14-20
French Open Paris, France May 27-June 10
U.S. Open New York, USA Aug. 27-Sep. 9
[via Sporting News]
Haters get ready to be MAD, because we are CONFIDENT Serena will be back BETTER than ever SNATCHING trophies like she always DOES! BRING IT ON! We can’t wait!