After a first-round exit at Wimbledon, Serena Williams is slated to return to the court for the final major of the season. But before she takes part in next month's US Open, Williams is getting in some tune-up matches.
Williams is slated to compete in the National Bank Open in Toronto. The tournament has proven kind to Williams in the past; she has claimed three titles in the event in her career.
The circumstances of this year's tournament are different than those of previous years for Williams. She showed rust on the Wimbledon lawn, making a spate of unforced errors in falling to unseeded Harmony Tan.
Although it's not at the iconic New York City venue, perhaps a strong showing in Canada could be the catalyst for another classic Williams display at the US Open, where she has won six singles titles, tied with Chris Evert for the most in Open era.
Here's everything you need to know about Williams' appearance at the National Bank Open, including television schedule, scores and results from Williams' matches in Toronto.
When is Serena Williams' next match at National Bank Open 2022?
The draw for the 2022 National Bank Open took place Friday, Aug. 5. Williams will face qualifier Nuria Parrizas-Diaz in the Round of 64 on Monday, Aug. 8. The match will take place on Centre Court after the completion the match between Simona Halep and Donna Vekic, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET.
Match schedule, results from National Bank Open in Toronto
|Opponent||Round||Date, time (ET)|
|Nuria Parrizas-Diaz||Round of 64||Aug. 8, TBD|
How many times has Serena Williams won the National Bank Open?
Serena Williams has hoisted the National Bank Open championship trophy three times in her career, winning in 2001, 2011 and 2013.
How many times has Serena Williams won the US Open?
Serena Williams is a six-time US Open champion, tying her with Chris Evert for the most among women players in the Open era. Williams picked up her first title in 1999 and most recently won in 2014.
Williams sits just below Margaret Court for most Grand Slam majors won during a career, man or woman. With a victory in this year's US Open, Williams would move into a tie with Court at the top with 24.
Here is how the two legends' careers compare to the other:
|All-time finals W-L||24-5||23-10|