Serena Williams wants to bring one of the world's biggest tennis tournaments to Kenya

The tennis star has spoken about plans to set up a WTA Tour event in Africa for the first time

In an interview with BBC Sport, the tennis star spokeabout her dream of bringing a WTA tournament to the African continent for the first time.

“It is something I have thought about and I would like to keep thinking about it. I’m glad you brought it up because I think it would be amazing. It would be so fun – the help that we could do, and the awareness and the athletes and the amazing players that would come out of Africa would just be unbelievable," she said.

The WTA Tour is an elite professional tennis circuit organised by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Asked on why she chose Kenya, the 36-year old stated “it’s one of my favourite places to go, so why not?”

Serena said she is preparing to return to the WTA Tour six months after giving birth.

She is a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion.

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