Tournament director says Serena Williams may play in Oklahoma City

Tuesday, February 13th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The director of the I-G-A U-S Indoors tennis tournament says Serena Williams may play in the Oklahoma City event that begins next week.

Sara Fornaciari says she's received an e-mail from the seventh-ranked Williams' representative asking that a wild-card spot be held open for her.

Fornaciari puts the odds of Williams playing in Oklahoma City at 50-50.

Williams would be the fourth top-ten player in the tournament, along with fourth-ranked and defending champion Monica Seles. Also entered are number six Jennifer Capriati and number ten Amanda Coetzer.

Williams hasn't played in an event since the Australian Open in mid-January while she recovers from fatigue.