Officials from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup announced today that Venus Williams has signed on to play. In addition, Williams will participate in a fund-raiser for the National Civil Rights Museum. David Porter is chairman of the fund-raiser.
Andy Roddick will also play in the tournament, which is scheduled for February 16-25 at the Racquet Club of Memphis.
Williams won the singles women's title in 1998 and 1999. She won the doubles title in 1998 with her sister, Serena.