Serena Williams will return to tennis action in the singles discipline at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships entering the Grand Slam through a wildcard as she is currently ranked 1204 in the WTA rankings. The American, a former 7-time Wimbledon champion, had not played a single match since her injury in the first round of last year’s Wimbledon as she was nursing her injury and despite multiple attempts to return to action, she was unable to.
Serena however did play the 2022 Eastbourne International doubles partnering Ons Jabeur and the pair made it to the semi-finals before an untimely injury to Jabeur’s knee forced her to withdraw and hand a walkover to their opponents resulting in Serena’s playing time getting reduced. But for a player of Serena’s caliber, two matches’ worth of playing time combined with the vast experience she has of an almost 3-decade long career, could be of great help going into Wimbledon.
John McEnroe predicts extreme ends for Serena Williams at Wimbledon
With Serena returning after a long absence, one cannot be entirely sure if she would be able to make a deep run as she is 41-year old and returning after a long injury spell without any singles match although she played the doubles. The unpredictability of the situation has got to 3-time Wimbledon champion and former World No. 1 John McEnroe as well.
“I would only say that I think she could lose in the first round or win the tournament,” said McEnroe in a recent media interaction. Similar to John, no one can be certain about Serena’s run. While the surface is good for her return as she can rely on her massive strength and power to wrap her service games with accuracy on her aces, the difficulty for her will come while receiving the serves and trying to break the opponent as one can always expect the American to hold her serve throughout the match on grass.
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