Serena Williams is a 7-time women’s singles Champion at Wimbledon and has been given a wildcard entry into the event
Serena Williams will make her long-awaited return to the game from a one‑year layoff after she was granted a wildcard into the Wimbledon singles draw. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, she announced her return by including a picture of her trainers and ankle braces on the grass with her tennis bag in the background. The All England Club later confirmed Williams’s return to individual competition by announcing her as a wildcard recipient.
Williams has not competed since a Wimbledon first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich last year when she slipped on the wet grass and was forced to retire early in the first set with a left leg injury. In the meantime, her ranking has fallen to 1,208.
Since she did not apply for a protected ranking before Wimbledon, she did not appear on the entry list and she required a wildcard to enter the event. With 23 grand slam singles titles, Williams holds the Open era grand slam record. At Wimbledon, she has won seven singles titles, six women’s doubles titles alongside her sister, Venus, and also the mixed doubles title in 1998.
Fans react to Serena Williams’ arrival in London ahead of Wimbledon
Fans are undoubtedly excited to watch Serena Williams play at the Wimbledon. The American star has been out of action since 2021. Clips of Serena arriving to London with her child, Olympia have gone viral in no time.
“I’m so happy to see Serena back! I wish her much success”, tweeted a fan who is certainly elated to see Serena back.
“Yeah I see thanx Luis….can’t wait to see her play…is it true her first opponent is iga?”, wrote a fan who can’t wait for the action to get underway! We will get to know Serena’s first round opponent after the Wimbledon draws are released next week!
“Can’t wait to see her in court missed her so much”, wrote another fan, echoing similar sentiments.
Another fan seems to love Serena’s hoodie. “Where is that GOAT sweatshirt from?!? Must have!!”, she tweeted.
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