Williams sisters to play exhibition in Italy

Updated: August 16, 2011, 12:50 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MILAN -- Serena Williams and Venus Williams will face Italians Francesca Schiavone and Flavia Pennetta in an exhibition tournament in Milan on Dec. 3.

Local organizers say the program will feature four singles matches and one doubles match at the Mediolanum Forum.

Both Williams sisters recently returned from lengthy injury layoffs, and Serena won the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday.

Schiavone won last year's French Open and was runner-up this year, while Pennetta became the ...

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