Serena and Venus Williams to Face Off Against Each Other at Top Seed Open After Return to Court

Next up, both will play in the U.S. Open, which begins later this month on Aug. 31 and runs until Sept. 13.

Serena told PEOPLE in a recent issue that she's ready to adapt to the fans-free environment at the annual Queens tournament, where no crowds are allowed due to safety precautions related to COVID-19.

"I've always played with such a big crowd," Williams said. "Without fans, how will I do? I don't even know. But I look at it as another experience. A wild experience."

Williams noted to PEOPLE that "tennis is an awesome socially distanced sport," and that she's been training daily at home at the court she had built.

She previously confirmed that she'd be playing in the Open, speaking in a video on the tournament's official Twitter account. "I feel like the USTA is going to do a really good job of ensuring like everything is amazing and everything is perfect and everyone is safe," she said at the time, adding, "It's going to be exciting."

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