Serena Williams made her return to the WTA tour with a doubles tournament and she chose world number 3, Ons Jabeur as her partner for the challenge. Jabeur is among the best players of the season and she is playing exceptionally well on grass and will enter the Wimbledon as one of the favorites to win the tournament. She has done well in working with her doubles partner, Williams, as the duo has been ruthless.
Serena is getting better with every game and her serve is strong and accurate as usual. Her decision of playing a pressure-free double with a Jabeur is shaping to be a great one as she is gaining the match practice without having to strain herself too much. The team has done extremely well for being unseeded. They have won both their matches and have entered the semifinal of the doubles in Eastbourne. Their first-round game was shaky where they had to come back from a set down, however, the quarterfinal performance against the top seeds was brilliant as Serena and Ons closed out the match in straight sets
Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur might reunite again for more doubles.
Ons Jabeur was extremely delighted to get an opportunity to play with Serena and she also put forward propositions for more team-ups. In the post-match press conference, she said: “For me, it felt really good, “We played much better [than in the opening round]. I think we are getting used to each other now. I am ready for more tournaments, to be honest with you.”
Serena Williams too echoed the sentiment as she replied, “Me too.” She also talked about her game ahead of Wimbledon saying, “I have had some really good training leading up to Wimbledon and up to this tournament, and really hitting the ball well and just working out, and it’s been working. It’s just been connecting. … I feel like I have been serving well so that’s been really good. Working really hard on that.”
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