Serena Williams announced her return to the tour a few days ago after receiving a wild card to compete at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. It came as a surprise to many fans as she hadn’t shown any signs of a comeback for almost a year. Serena was injured in the first round at Wimbledon last year and has been out of action ever since.
The American legend hasn’t taken to the pitch much for practice this year and has been spending a lot of time with her daughter and husband. She even hinted that she wouldn’t announce her retirement but would simply stop playing. So many assumed that Serena had decided to say goodbye to sports. But a few days ago, she took to social media to announce her much-anticipated return to Wimbledon.
Ahead of the game at SW19, Serena will play doubles at Eastbourne next week. She will be working with Ons Jabeur and it will be her first match in almost a year. Earlier today, Serena was seen training on the grass for the first time this week. She shared a video of her serve to the grass looking as motivated as ever.
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Can Serena Williams match Margaret Court’s record?
Serena has won 23 Grand Slam titles and is just one Major away from Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Major titles. She’s been chasing a 24th major in recent years, but despite playing multiple finals, she failed to cross the finish line. The 2022 Wimbledon Championships could be Serena’s best and last chance to challenge for a major title as age is not on her side.
Grass is the only surface she can be competitive on without suffering burnout, so she’ll picture her chances of getting a few good wins and going all the way. If she succeeds, it will go down in history as one of the greatest sporting achievements of all time.
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