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Serena Williams Returns To Tennis At Eastbourne Doubles After Year Out -by Ecork

Serena Williams made her return after a year out of tennis as American celebrity joined Ons Jabeur at Eastbourne International on Tuesday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, is back in action for the first time since coming out with tears at Wimbledon last year. The 40-year-old suffered a foot injury during Wimbledon’s first match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich and has not been seen in court since.

Williams and Jabeur of Tunisia, who finished third in the WTA rankings, face Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain and Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic.

After a long hiatus, Serena stepped up during the reception from the crowd when she walked to court early in the evening.

Before Williams made a surprise announcement of his impending return last week, retirement rumors had circulated around him for several months.

But, with Wimbledon starting on July 27, Williams finally resumed his career, playing with Jabeur at the Wimbledon bout event off the coast of Sussex.

Jabeur, who won the Berlin WTA singles title over the weekend, admitted on Monday he did not need a “second” to consider joining the United States.

“It was such an inspiration and the fact that we were playing doubles together, it was great news for me and it was unbelievable,” he said.

Serena has been given an insult card to play in the singles at Wimbledon as she resumes launching her autobiography.

Williams is a Grand Slam crown far removed from the Margaret Court of Australia record of only 24 titles.

The last of Williams ’23’ Grand Slam singles titles was at the Australian Open in 2017.

Since then he has missed four Grand Slam finals, including at Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019.

Williams won the seventh and most recent of his seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016.

Serena, who became a mother in 2017, has dropped to 1,204th place in the WTA rankings due to her time off.

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His longtime coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, revealed in April that he had taken on a new role with Simona Halep.

Wimbledon is considered the best place in Williams’ world to win another Grand Slam.

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