WATCH: Serena Williams returns to official practice almost after a year with Ons Jabeur at Eastbourne

Serena Williams practices with Ons Jabeur ahead of their first-round encounter at Eastbourne.

Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur
Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur

After a year of absence, Serena Williams is finally back on a tennis court. She last played at Wimbledon 2021 where she had to retire mid-match after she slipped on the court and injured herself. Serena gave no update about her comeback for almost a year and hence many even considered her retired.

But to everyone’s surprise, Serena announced a few days back that she will be returning to the tour at Wimbledon 2022 after taking a late wild card entry. But before that, she will play doubles with World No.3 Ons Jabeur at Eastbourne this week as a tune-up. Williams and Jabeur are scheduled to play their opening-round match on Center Court later today and hence are gearing up for the same.

This will be the first time in years that Serena will try her hand in doubles and this will also be her first time playing with Ons. IN the video shared by the WTA, Serena could be seen doing her usual routine and chatting with Jabeur. Serena looks very calm and relaxed and is hitting well too. Getting some match practice will be perfect for her before hitting the All England Club.

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Fans can’t keep calm after seeing Serena Williams back

Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur
Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur

Fans on social media were obviously excited to see Serena back. The 23-time grand slam champion was officially practicing for the first time in a year and she didn’t look rusty at all.

Williams is aiming to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles. Wimbledon might be her best and the only chance to win a major given her age isn’t on her side. If she manages to clinch Wimbledon this year, this will go down as the greatest comeback of all time and Serena will definitely be called the greatest tennis player to have played the sport.

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