When the Top Seed Open launches the week of August 10, it will boast a 23-time major champion in its inaugural edition.
Officials announced Thursday that Serena Williams will make her return in Lexington, the first city in Kentucky to stage a WTA-level event. The American will be joined by countrywoman and 37th-ranked Sloane Stephens. The 2017 US Open champion is seeking her first title since capturing Miami in 2018.
Originally set to be held in Washington, D.C., Octagon and the WTA selected to move the tournament after failing to reach an agreement with the Citi Open, which has hosted both men and women for the past 10 years.