The star of the Strasbourg International (IS) will be… the 102nd player in the world.

But it's not just anyone!

Nothing less than Venus Williams, the American with seven Grand Slam titles and 49 tournaments.

The eldest Serena, who has just been eliminated in Parma, has confirmed her participation and obtained a wild card from the IS management.

She who had never been before.

Other stars had preceded her on the clay installed at the foot of the European Parliament, such as Maria Sharapova in 2010.

This year, the field is made up of a world Top 10 player, Bianca Andreescu (n ° 6), six Top 30 players as well as the best French women, such as Fiona Ferro, Caroline Garcia, Kristina Mladenovic and Alizé Cornet.

The tournament starts this Saturday and will end the following Saturday.

Just before the start of Roland-Garros.


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