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Serena Williams to play Indian Wells

Serena Williams has decided to return to Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open (March 9-22, 2015) to play in a tournament she once swore never to return to.

She penned a piece for detailing her reasons for the self-imposed 14-year boycott, and offers more details in the video below.


Serena will enter the tournament with a Wild Card – could spell early trouble for some of the seeded players.

“This is fantastic news for fans," said Stacey Allaster, WTA Chairman & CEO "and I congratulate Serena on her decision to play the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells again.  She is coming back with a great approach by connecting with fans in support of an incredible cause, the Equal Justice Initiative, to positively impact the lives of others.  Serena has been missed at the tournament and I know she will be warmly received by the fans at Indian Wells.”