By Andrew Dampf, Ap
Published: 16:27 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 16:27 BST, 3 May 2019
Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open.
Tournament director Sergio Palmieri said on Friday that he spoke with Williams' agent and that Williams 'has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early' for the May 13-19 event.
Williams has not played since withdrawing from her third-round match at the Miami Open in March with a previously undisclosed left knee injury. She hasn't played in Rome since winning her fourth title at the clay-court event in 2016, when she beat Madison Keys in the final.
Serena Williams will make her return from injury at the Italian Open in Rome later this month
The 23-time Grand Slam champion last played in Rome in 2016 when she won the even