ATLANTA, GA, USA - Venus Williams and Eugenie Bouchard will play an exhibition match at the BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP 250 event, which takes place on hard court in Atlantic Station on July 22-30. The two players will take to the court in the women's exhibition evening session on Stadium Court on Sunday, July 23.
"Atlanta has such a rich sports and tennis tradition and it's been over 10 years since I've had a chance to play a match there," said Williams. "I'm looking forward to hopefully playing in front of a big crowd that is also an enthusiastic tennis audience."
Williams and Bouchard have played twice before with the head-to-head currently tied at 1-1. The American won their first meeting on hard court at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in 2013 while the Canadian took victory in their most recent encounter, at the Volvo Car Open on clay at Charleston in 2014. Both matches were extended to three sets.
"It's exciting having the great American champion Venus Williams make her first trip to Atlanta in almost 15 years. She's an inspiration to tennis fans and players around the world," said Tournament Director Eddie Gonzalez. "Genie Bouchard is the perfect opponent for Venus, and Atlanta tennis fans will enjoy the professional brand of women's tennis."
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