The former singles and doubles world number 1, Serena Williams makes her return to the WTA tour with a doubles partnership with Ons Jabeur.
Serena Williams/Ons Jabeur vs Sara Sorribes Tormo/Marie Bouzkova: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Eastbourne 2022
- Match: Serena Williams/Ons Jabeur vs Sara Sorribes Tormo/Marie Bouzkova
- Round: First Round
- Date: 20th June 2022
- Venue: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
- Surface: Grass court
- Prize Money: €4,200
Serena Williams/Ons Jabeur vs Sara Sorribes Tormo/Marie Bouzkova: Preview
Serena Williams will play her first match on the WTA Tour after almost having a break of a year from professional tennis. In an attempt to get going on the grass as she gears up for Wimbledon, Williams is playing doubles in Eastbourne. She has partnered up with the Ons Jabeur, who has been phenomenal in 2022, reaching a career-high of number 4 in the world. The two might come out as a very strong team given their general strengths, but their coordination and chemistry will also affect the match. They will be up against Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova.
Both the doubles team pitted against each other in the first round at Eastbourne are unseeded and will try to get some momentum going. Sorribes Tormo and Bouzkova are ranked significantly higher than Jabeur and Serena in doubles, this is also their first collaboration and they will also have to gel together well to take down a very serious opposition. The duo will try to back themselves as Jabeur has not been an active doubles player since 2020 while Serena is making a return on the tour after a year.
Serena Williams/Ons Jabeur vs Sara Sorribes Tormo/Marie Bouzkova: Prediction
This is the first time Ons Jabeur and Serena Williams have teamed up for doubles and both of them are very good at the net with strong serves and great returns. Though Serena’s form after return remains to be seen, if she is able to settle in the match, the duo is expected to be the favorite over Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova, even though the latter’s team is significantly higher ranked in doubles. Expect a tough match with both the teams being capable of defeating the other.
Prediction: Serena Williams/Ons Jabeur to win in three sets.
Serena Williams/Ons Jabeur vs Sara Sorribes Tormo/Marie Bouzkova: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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