Venus Williams will play her 24th US Open later this month after the United States Tennis Association issued the 43-year-old a wild card for the event.
Williams, who is currently ranked 533rd in the world, returned to the court earlier this year after being sidelined for six months due to injury. Williams won the Grand Slam event twice, once in 2000 and again in ’01, and reached the final one the other time in 1997—her debut at the tournament. He has also reached the quarterfinals or better 12 times.
Williams will join former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki as a wild card selection. The 33-year-old Wozniacki ended her retirement and returned to the court last week at the Canadian Open, where she won her first round match before bowing out in the second round. Wozniacki has never won the US Open, but is a two-time Grand Slam finalist.