Two-time champion Venus Williams received a wild-card entry into the upcoming U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association said Wednesday.
Williams, 42, won back-to-back titles in Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001 but missed the 2021 tournament because of a leg injury.
This will be Williams’ 23rd appearance at the Grand Slam event, which gets underway on Aug. 29 in New York.
The former World No. 1 is a five-time Wimbledon champion with more than $42 million in career prize money.
Williams has lost in the first round in each of her last three events, including a 6–2, 6–3 loss last week against Jil Teichmann in Toronto.