LOS ANGELES -- Venus Williams will return to the court for the Dubai Open, two weeks after pulling out of a tournament in Japan because of an injured right knee.
Williams withdrew from her quarterfinal match against Chanda Rubin at the Pan Pacific Open on Feb. 6. She also pulled out of this week's tournament in Belgium because of the injury.
The Dubai Open begins Tuesday.
" am confident my injury has improved to the point that I fully expect to be taking the court in Dubai,"Williams said in a statement issued Friday.
Both Venus and her sister Serena have been plagued by injuries in the last year. Serena is scheduled for a comeback at the Qatar Open in March following knee surgery Aug. 1.
Venus returned at the Australian Open after six months off with recurring abdominal muscle problems.
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Feb 22nd, 2004, 08:12 AM
Come on Vee!
Feb 22nd, 2004, 06:00 PM
C'mon Vee, kick butt!!!!!
Feb 22nd, 2004, 09:04 PM
Best of Luck V!!!!
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:18 AM
Vamos Venus! Please stay healthy!
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:22 AM
lets go Venus get your first tournament of the year! :bounce: :kiss:
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:33 AM
Kick some arse :armed:my sweet:hearts: and welcome back! :woohoo:
Feb 23rd, 2004, 05:57 AM
GO QUEEN! Make everyone bow to you again! :worship: <---like that :)
Feb 23rd, 2004, 09:02 AM
Come on Vee!!!:wavey:
Feb 23rd, 2004, 07:16 PM
Good luck against Alicia Venus!
Feb 24th, 2004, 02:59 AM
It's great to have Venus back again :hearts: I was worried she was going to be out longer than this when she withdrew from Tokyo.
But now I hope she's in top shape and has brought her "A" game. There are some players in the draw I don't want her losing to. :fiery: