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An exclusive American Express event will help bring the major tennis event closer to fans.


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This year’s U.S. Open is set to be on for the records. Serena Williams could claim her 24 Grand Slam title—a feat she’s been trying to accomplish for several years now—tying Margaret Court’s record. And all of this could be done with no spectators present. Due to coronavirus precautions, the stands will be empty this year at Arthur Ashe Stadium leaving fans itching to get close to the action. That’s where American Express stepped in.

Since tennis lovers aren’t able to watch their favorite players in person, the American Express is bringing the players to the fans. On Saturday, August 29, American Express Card Members have the opportunity to join an exclusive live virtual experience with Venus Williams just before the U.S. Open Tennis Championships begin in New York.

“Join the former world No. 1 and US Open Champion for an intimate conversation where she will share insights on her journey, the return to tennis, and what to expect at this year’s Grand Slam tournament,” reads the event description.

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During the online event, Card Members have the chance to ask Venus questions and receive live responses from the tennis legend. She can talk about her seven Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam Women’s doubles titles, and four Olympic gold medals. Plus, she can comment on her successful ventures off the court like her fashion-forward activewear line EleVen by Venus Williams and her interior design company V Starr.

And to make the event even more special, American Express will send one Wilson Blade 104 v7 tennis racket—the racket of choice for Venus—to a lucky participant.

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Tickets are now available to purchase for $100, and all proceeds will be donated to The Yetunde Price Resource Center. The virtual talk will take place at 7 p.m. EDT on August 29 with the U.S. Open starting August 31.


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