Venus Williams ready to rise to Wuhan Open

Seven-time Grand Slam winner and former Wuhan Open champion Venus Williams will return to the tournament this year after accepting a wildcard into the WTA Premier 5 event, which will begin today.

The 39-year-old has won a total of 23 Grand Slam titles – seven in singles, 14 in doubles as well as two in mixed doubles. Williams has won a total of 49 career WTA titles and has been ranked No1 in the world, while her record of five Wimbledon titles (2000, 2001, 2005 2007 and 2008) and two US Open victories (2000 and 2001) made her one of the most successful tennis players in the world. With five Olympic medals, including four golds, Williams is also the most decorated tennis player in Olympic history.