Serena Williams given wildcard to complete impressive Rogers Cup line-up

Serena Williams reacts

Serena Williams has been granted a wildcard to play in the Rogers Cup, it has been announced.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner has seen her WTA Tour ranking plummet following a break from the game for maternity leave.

However, Williams has proven she is far from a spent force after reaching the Wimbledon final earlier this month, and now she’ll get a chance to win a fourth Rogers Cup crown.

“We are, of course, very pleased to be able to announce the participation of Serena Williams as we have awarded her a wild card,” said Tournament Director Eugène Lapierre.

“After announcing our player list a few weeks ago, we were only missing Serena to complete our dream tournament.

“Serena has impressed everyone with the speed at which she was able to return to a high level of play.

“She has always been a fighter and she is proving it once again.

“I know that the fans will be happy to see her in action in Montreal. We are looking forward to welcoming her back.”