"Venus Williams shares thoughts on making Citi Open debut at 42"

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"Venus Williams says she is excited about competing at the Citi Open"

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"as the Washington community has always been very supportive of her throughout her career."

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"Williams, 42, accepted a main draw wildcard into the Citi Open and she will make her Washington debut next week."

"Williams, who competed in this year's Wimbledon mixed doubles event, hasn't played in a singles tournament since last year's August."

“I am excited to be playing the Citi Open for the first time this summer,” Williams said.

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“I love Washington, DC, and returning to the nation’s capital to play in front of a community that has supported me so strongly feels like a homecoming."

"I am looking forward to being back on the courts and competing in DC soon”. Williams said.

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