Serena Williams returns to tennis after a yr out with doubles win alongside Ons Jabeur Gadgetfee


The pair beat Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo 2-6 6-3 13-11 within the grass courtroom warmup occasion, as Williams made her first look on a tennis courtroom since retiring with a leg harm within the first spherical of final yr’s Wimbledon.

Following the win, the 23-time grand slam winner admitted that there have been occasions throughout her 12-month layoff that she feared she may by no means return.

“Completely, for certain,” she informed the BBC when requested if she was frightened her profession was over. “I might be dishonest if I mentioned it wasn’t, however now my physique feels nice.

“It is doubles, I am solely enjoying half of the courtroom, however I have been doing a whole lot of coaching and so it undoubtedly feels good. You already know what, I am actually taking it sooner or later at a time,” Williams added. “I actually took my time with my hamstring harm, so I am simply not making a ton of selections after this.

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Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur won their first round doubles match in Williams' return to tennis.

“It was nice on the market and so enjoyable to play with Ons, we had a whole lot of enjoyable. Our opponents performed wonderful and we have been glad to remain in there.”

Final week, Wimbledon organizers introduced that Williams had been given a wildcard to compete within the singles draw on the All England Membership.

Williams is chasing Margaret Courtroom’s file of 24 grand slam singles titles, along with her final grand slam win coming on the 2017 Australian Open.

The 40-year-old final reached the Wimbledon ultimate in 2019, the place she misplaced to Simona Halep, and informed CNN’s Christiane Amanpour again in March that she “ought to have been at like 30 or 32” grand slam singles titles.

“I ought to have had it (the file), actually, I’ve had many alternatives to have it. However I am not giving up.”


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