Serena Williams accepts wild card to play in Parma
PARMA, Italy - Serena Williams has accepted a wildcard invitation to play at the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma this weekend.
The move came immediately after Williams lost in straight sets to Nadia Podoroska at the Italian Open in her first game in almost three months.
"Maybe I need a few more games so I'll try to find out about my coach and my team and see what we'd like to do," said Williams after losing to Podoroska, a French semi-finalist last year Open year. "I've been training for months, but it definitely feels different on clay to make this final adjustment."
Williams is preparing for the French Open, which will start later this month.
Venus Williams, Serena's sister, also accepted a wildcard invitation, according to the organizers.
The Parma clay court event, which was added to the calendar amid the coronavirus pandemic, begins on Sunday.
Serena Williams accepts wild cards to play in Parma, which originally appeared on NBCSports.com
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