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Fans typically have to wait until the end of opening week to catch Williams in action, but this year’s tournament will see Williams play on either Tuesday, March 20 or Wednesday, March 21. Other big names will play earlier in the week, including Fernando Gonzalez, who will retire after is Sony Ericsson Open run.
Williams plans to make her 2012 debut in Miami, hoping to regain the form that saw her claim three Sony Ericsson Open titles (2001, 1999, 1998). The seven-time Grand Slam champion last appeared on the purple courts in 2010 where she played her way into the final. She has battled through injuries and illnesses this past year, and has not played since the US Open in August.
“I am looking forward to my return to competitive tennis at the Sony Ericsson Open,” said Williams. “I have spent most of my life in Southern Florida and view the Sony Ericsson Open as a hometown event. I have had many great experiences playing there and look forward to returning in the coming weeks.”