Serena Williams is set to start her 2020 season at the WTA’s ASB Classic in Auckland in January.
The Organizers of ASB Classic announced the entry of the 23-time major winner on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old Williams has played the hard court tournament once. She lost the second round in 2017.
Williams’ experience of the Auckland tournament was not a happy one.
She complained about the wind and cold weather. she also said that “it’s my least favorite conditions I’ve ever played in.”
Williams announced her engagement to fiancee Alexis Ohanian during her stay in Auckland.
She told reporters on Tuesday her memories of the city are “amazing.”
Williams was quoted as saying “Last time I was there I had so much going on and although I fought through to win my first match, I know I didn’t play to my level.
Williams’ preparations for the upcoming U.S. Open have been hampered by injury. Because of her back injury that forced her to retire from the Rogers Cup final in Toronto.