Serena Williams takes Emilia-Romagna place to prepare for French Open
Serena Williams has claimed a wildcard at the Emilia-Romagna Open in order to secure more match play before Roland Garros.
Serena Williams has changed her plans and will compete in the Emilia-Romagna Open after losing her first match back on tour since the Australian Open.
“Change of plans,” announced Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou on his Twitter. “Serena hasn’t been competing for a while, and we want to get as many matches under our belt as possible before Roland Garros.
“So we’re adding the Emilia-Romagna Open to our schedule.”
Change of plans: Serena hasn’t been competing for a while, and we want to get as many matches under our belt as possible before Roland-Garros – so we’re adding the Emilia-Romagna Open to our schedule.
We’ll be back in action next week 🇮🇹
𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂 𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒕. pic.twitter.com/RlsWxvrxBx
— Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) May 13, 2021
Serena Williams took to the court in Rome for her 1000th career match against Nadia Podoroska, falling to the Argentine in straight sets, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5.
The American will still have aspirations to secure her 24th Grand Slam singles title in Paris.
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