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Indian Wells: Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki handed wildcards

Venus Williams will return to Indian Wells for the first time since 2019, with Caroline Wozniacki back after five-year hiatus; You can watch Indian Wells live on Sky Sports plus over 80 tournaments a year exclusively live on Sky Sports Tennis

Venus Williams has been handed a wildcard for Indian Welles next month
Image: Venus Williams has been handed a wildcard for Indian Welles next month

Grand Slam champions Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki have been awarded wildcards to play in the Indian Wells tournament next month, live on Sky Sports

Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, has not played since suffering an early exit from last year's US Open after a humbling defeat by qualifier Greet Minnen in the first round.

The 43-year-old American and former world No 1 will return to Indian Wells for the first time since 2019, when she reached the quarter-finals.

Wozniacki, 33, made a comeback to the circuit last year after a three-year break following the births of her two children. She reached the fourth round of the US Open, where she lost to eventual champion Coco Gauff, and made it to the second round of the Australian Open last month.

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Highlights of Caroline Wozniacki against Coco Gauff from Round Three of the US Open

Denmark's Wozniacki, a former world No 1 and Australian Open champion in 2018, will be back in Indian Wells after a five-year hiatus, having won in 2011.

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