By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday Could 13, 2021
Serena and Venus Williams will play some bonus tennis subsequent week in Parma.
The pair have joined on to play the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma. Each Williams sisters have acquired wild playing cards into the singles draw and can be a part of a discipline that features Sloane Stephens, Cori Gauff, Madison Keys and Amanda Anisimova.
Change of plans: Serena hasn’t been competing for some time, and we need to get as many matches underneath our belt as attainable earlier than Roland-Garros – so we’re including the Emilia-Romagna Open to our schedule.
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Williams, who performed her first match because the Australian Open on Wednesday at Rome, and fell in straight units to Nadia Podoroska, hinted that she could also be hungry for some additional match play in her post-match press convention.
“Clearly I can do legions higher,” she stated of her efficiency. “I simply gotta get there. Possibly I do want a couple of extra matches, so I will attempt to determine that out with my coach and my group and see what we wish to do. However, yeah, I simply really feel prefer it’s totally different. I’ve been coaching for months, however it feels undoubtedly totally different on clay to make that final adjustment.”
The event will probably be essential for Venus as nicely. The 40-year has misplaced three straight and is carrying a 2-4 file in 2021. She has battled accidents and her rating sits at 87 on the planet for the time being.