Serena Williams commits to US Open as USTA unveils plans

Serena Williams (Credit: Getty Images)

The United States Tennis Association has unveiled its plans for this year's US Open and gained a significant boost with confirmation that six-time champion Serena Williams will compete in the grand slam.

However, it remains unclear how many other tennis stars will take part in the event, which will be officially held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York, from August 31 through September 13.

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