Seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams headlines the women’s wildcards at Wimbledon as she makes her long-awaited return to tennis after a leg injury has kept her out for a year.
Williams suffered a leg injury during the first round of Wimbledon last year against Aliakasandra Sasnovich and has not played on tour since then.
Regarding her older sister Venus Williams, the five-time Wimbledon champion said on her social media that she would not be playing this year at the All-England Club via an Instagram video. “I hope that Serena playing Wimbledon will help you with your Williams fix,” she said. A Long-Awaited Return
There were many speculations on whether or not Serena would return to the courts at all, but she debunked the rumors after taking the wild card to the All-England Club. After coach Patrick Mouratoglou announced the end of his time with Serena and moved on to coach Simona Halep, Serena will be working with Venus’ coach, Eric Hechtman, at Wimbledon.
Hechtman has been working with Venus since 2019 and was a former captain of the Miami Hurricanes tennis team. He is the school’s all-time leader in wins and won a conference championship in all four years at Miami.
Serena’s best success at the majors have come on quicker surfaces, winning seven titles at Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the US Open, compared to only three at the French Open. No player is going to want to draw Serena in round one even after a year off for the American.