Former world number one tennis player Serena Williams has been invited to Wimbledon and will be back on the court after a year off when she competes in doubles at the Eastbourne International.
Serena, 40, has not played on the tennis circuit since being knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon last year due to injury, but the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced that she was one of six women invited. strong hit.
Ahead, she will join world number four, Ons Jabeur, in the Eastbourne doubles event, which begins this weekend.
“SW and SW19. It’s a date. 2022 See you there,” Serena Williams wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, referring to the AELTC zip code, which houses Wimbledon.
The United Kingdom Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed the 23-time Grand Slam champion Jaber is in the doubles category at Eastbourne. But they shouldn’t play until Tuesday.
“I am excited to return to the Rothsay International in England and return to the grass – a stadium that has been so good for me throughout my career,” Serena said in a statement.
The American, now ranked 1208 in the world, has won Wimbledon seven times in her career. Wimbledon begins on June 27.
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