Tennis world in frenzy over Venus and Serena Williams development

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"Venus Williams has sent tennis fans into a frenzy after accepting a wildcard"

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"to play at the Canadian Open in the lead-up to the US Open next month."

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"The 42-year-old hasn't played singles in nearly 12 months"

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"but made a surprise appearance in the mixed doubles with Jamie Murray at Wimbledon this month."

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"Speculation has been rife that Venus is on the verge of retirement,"

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"but Canadian Open officials announced on Wednesday that the seven-time grand slam champion will return to singles action in Toronto."

"The American star will compete in Toronto for the first time since 2019"

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"and return to WTA Tour singles play for the first time since August last year."

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"Serena made her singles return at Wimbledon after a 12-month absence."

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"After a first-round loss to Harmony Tan she said she wasn't sure what her future schedule looked like."

"However she has since been confirmed to play at the Canadian Open, as well as the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati"

- "two hard-court events that serve as key lead-up tournaments for the US Open."

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