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Ons Jabeur stated Monday she “can not wait” to workforce up with Serena Williams because the American star prepares to return to tennis on the Eastbourne Worldwide after almost a yr away.¬†Williams, a 23-year-time Grand Slam singles champion, was final week handed a singles wildcard entry to Wimbledon, which begins subsequent Monday. The 40-year-old has not performed since struggling an damage throughout her first-round match at Wimbledon 12 months in the past, plummeting to 1,204th on the planet rankings.

The seven-time Wimbledon singles champion is about to step up preparations for the All England Membership by enjoying doubles within the grass-court event at Eastbourne, however her scheduled apply session on Monday was cancelled.

Tunisia’s Jabeur and Williams are anticipated to start their doubles marketing campaign on Tuesday towards Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova.

“I am a great secret keeper,” stated new world quantity three Jabeur, contemporary from profitable on grass in Berlin on Sunday. “Sure, I’ve identified earlier than the French Open.

“Many gamers have been jealous as a result of I am enjoying together with her. Actually, Serena is Serena. She is a legend and at all times will likely be.

“The truth that she returned and I get to be a part of her journey, it is actually unbelievable.”

Jabeur was because of play singles at Eastbourne however after her exploits in Germany she’s going to now solely be concerned within the doubles.

She stated she didn’t want a “second” to contemplate teaming up with the American.

“She’s such an inspiration and the truth that we’re enjoying doubles collectively, it is large information for me and it is unbelievable,” she stated.

“I actually by no means anticipated her to select me and even to play doubles after a very long time, however I really feel like I am going method again and all of the reminiscences of watching her profitable quite a lot of Grand Slams. I hope it is not going to make me too nervous, standing subsequent to her.”

Wimbledon is broadly thought-about Williams’s finest probability of claiming a twenty fourth Grand Slam singles crown to equal Margaret Courtroom’s all-time report.

However final yr’s Wimbledon finalist Karolina Pliskova warned the veteran that her time away from the courtroom would make any hopes of a great run on the All England Membership robust.


“I feel will probably be troublesome, tremendous troublesome for her irrespective of which type of participant she is as a result of it is a factor the place you continue to want a while,” she stated.

“However after all, she is an incredible participant, she achieved a lot and nonetheless various gamers will likely be tremendous scared to play her. That is her benefit however let’s have a look at the extent. I can not actually say.”

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