The American tennis legend, Serena Williams is all set to make her comeback in this year’s Wimbledon after a long one-year hiatus. The 40-year-old made a heartbreaking exit in the first round of Wimbledon a year ago after retiring during the first set due to a leg injury, and concerns over her return have grown. Williams, however, took it to Instagram to confirm her comeback to the tournament. She captioned her post with, “SW and SW19. It’s a date. 2022 See you there.”
As a preparation for the Championships, in Eastbourne, she competed in doubles with Ons Jabeur. Ons Jabeur had a right knee injury, which forced them to withdraw from the grass-court competition, the WTA reported on Thursday. After winning their first two games on the south coast of England, they were slated to face Magda Linette and Aleksandra Krunic in the semifinals.
Serena Williams introduces her Wimbledon team via Instagram
Before making her comeback at the Grass-Court, Serena Williams recently took it to Instagram to introduce her Wimbledon team to the world. She captioned the post with, “A few days ago we were eating outside on the steps. Now we are at Wimbledon. Let me introduce team Serena. @ericechtman aka Ricky get it done, @jarmere aka one leg, @derickpierson aka yassssss, @kristystahr aka the OG kristoff, @drjason.”
For the American, who wants to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Major victories, winning the Wimbledon will be a difficult task. She has the chance to ease into the draw, though, with potential matches against Harmony Tan and the 32nd seed Sara Sorribes Tormo. Next up for her are the sixth seed and last year’s runner-up Karolina Pliskova and 2022 French Open runner-up Coco Gauff. However, if Williams finds her early form, she may make them pay for any errors.