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Venus, Serena Williams to play at Rogers Cup


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The player listings at Rogers Cup, which will be held on August 6 to 14 in Toronto, will include Venus and Serena Williams.

According to Serena Williams, 13 times Grand Slam singles champion, she and Venus are excited to go to Toronto this summer to play at Rogers Cup at Wimbledon this week. Serena also said that she is thrilled to compete for the championship of Rogers Cup. The Williams sisters confirmed their participation in the game.

There is a big deal of expectation for Venus and Serena, particularly considering that both players have missed almost all the tournaments this year because of injuries. Wimbledon marks the first Grand Slam event of 2011 of Serena and first Grand Slam for Venus since the 2011 Australian Open. The Williams sisters are all liking development at the Wimbledon Championship.

In addition, Venus Williams, seeded 23rd, swept past Maria Jose Martinez of Spain with 6-0, 6-2 on Friday, reaching the last 16. On the other hand, seventh seed Serena, who is good on the way of recuperating form, is scheduled to play with Maria Kirilenko of Russia. Kirilenko seeded 26th in her third round bout.

New for this year, Rogers Cup will be almost on the worldwide stage, as top best athletes from around the globe compete for the Rogers Cup championship title. Moreover, Karl Hale, the director of the tournament, said on Friday that one of the frequent denominators is that the Williams sisters missed playing tennis over the previous year.

Hale also said that they are really thrilled to return on the tennis court and play over the couple of years ahead. He added that they are hungrier than ever to dodge and get on the tennis court, which will be superior for Rogers Cup.

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