The 40-year-old Williams, who won her first six US Open titles in 1999, has won 23 Grand Slams in her career. With 24 pieces, the record is held by Australian Margaret Court. Williams won her last Grand Slam in 2017 when she was outstanding at the Australian Open.
The former world No. 1 celebrated her comeback at Wimbledon last month after Williams was sidelined for a year due to injury. He lost to French Harmony Dan in the first round.
Also of note: Novak Djokovic is also on the list for the final Grand Slam of the year, which begins on August 29. He has already won the US Open three times. Two weeks ago, Novak Djokovic captured his 21st Grand Slam title on London Grass.
However, Djokovic refused to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, which would have resulted in him being banned from entering the United States. Nevertheless, the competition organization includes Serbia in the provisional list of participants.
“According to Grand Slam rules, all players who are eligible 42 days prior to the first Monday of the tournament are automatically added to the men’s and women’s entry lists based on their ranking,” the US Tennis Association said in a press release.
“The US Open will not have a vaccination rule for players, but will respect the US government’s stance on non-vaccinated non-US citizens accessing the US.”
At the US Open, world No. 1 Russian and defending champion Daniil Medvedev returns. Like many other Russian players, he was unable to play at Wimbledon this year due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The Russians will be allowed to play in New York, but not under their flag.
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