Serena Williams handed wild card entry for Wimbledon return

Williams will compete in girls’ singles, in accordance with an announcement from Wimbledon Tuesday.

The American additionally hinted on the extremely anticipated information: “SW and SW19,” Williams posted on Instagram Tuesday. “It is a date. 2022, see you there.” SW19 is the postcode district in Southwest London incorporating Wimbledon, amongst different boroughs.

The social media put up confirmed her standing on a grass courtroom with white sneakers on.

Williams has not performed competitively since an damage compelled her to retire in a first-round match at Wimbledon final yr.

The 23-time main champion final reached the Wimbledon last in 2019 the place she misplaced to Simona Halep, who now works with Williams’ former coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

Williams will first make her return to the courtroom in Eastbourne subsequent week for the LTA’s Rothesay Worldwide, pairing up with Tunisia’s world No. four Ons Jabeur for the doubles occasion, in what shall be her first event look in nearly a yr, in accordance with the event.

Extensively thought of to be the GOAT of girls’s tennis, 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams says she’s nonetheless aiming to beat Margaret Courtroom’s report of 24.

“I ought to have been at like 30 or 32 (grand slam singles titles),” Williams advised CNN’s Christiane Amanpour earlier this yr.

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

Williams was compelled to overlook January’s Australian Open following the recommendation of her medical workforce, asserting in December that she wasn’t “the place I have to be bodily to compete.”

Wimbledon is scheduled for June 27 to July 10 on the All England Garden Tennis & Croquet Membership.

Jill Martin, Alicia Lloyd and Christiane Amanpour contributed reporting.

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