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Serena Williams Returns To Tennis In Eastbourne Doubles After Yr Out | Tennis Information

Serena Williams made her comeback after a 12 months out of tennis because the American legend teamed with Ons Jabeur within the Eastbourne Worldwide doubles on Tuesday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, was again in motion for the primary time since she made a tearful exit from Wimbledon final 12 months. The 40-year-old suffered a leg damage throughout her Wimbledon first spherical match towards Aliaksandra Sasnovich and had not been seen on court docket since.

Williams and Tunisia’s Jabeur, who’s third within the WTA singles rankings, confronted Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic.

After so lengthy away, Serena soaked up the applause throughout a raucous reception from the gang when she walked onto court docket within the early night sunshine.

Earlier than Williams made the shock announcement of her impending return final week, rumours of retirement had swirled round her for a number of months.

However, with Wimbledon beginning on June 27, Williams lastly resumed her profession, enjoying with Jabeur on the Wimbledon warm-up occasion by the Sussex seaside.

Jabeur, who received the Berlin WTA singles title on the weekend, admitted on Monday 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 big information for me and it is unbelievable,” she¬†stated.

Serena has been given a wildcard to play within the singles at Wimbledon as she restarts her historical past bid.

Williams is one Grand Slam crown away from equalling Australian Margaret Courtroom’s document of 24 singles titles on the majors.

The final of Williams’ 23 Grand Slam singles titles got here on the Australian Open in 2017.

Since then she has misplaced 4 Grand Slam finals, together with at Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019.

Williams received the seventh and most up-to-date of her seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016.

Serena, who turned a mom in 2017, has plummeted to 1,204th within the WTA rankings attributable to her interval out of motion.


Her long-time coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, revealed in April that he had taken on a brand new position with Simona Halep.

Wimbledon is extensively thought-about Williams’ finest likelihood of successful one other Grand Slam.

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