The All-England Club has announced the wild cards for Wimbledon 2022, and one name stands out: Serena Williams. The American all-time great hinted on Instagram this morning that she would likely play, and her entry to the event has now been made official.
Williams, of course, has won 23 Grand Slam titles in her illustrious career. She has not played since the 2021 US Open due to a leg injury. As always, the tennis world is excited to see her back as she continues her chase for a magical 24th Grand Slam title.
The American has also announced that she will play doubles next week in Eastbourne, partnering with Ons Jabeur. Serena has won seven Wimbledon titles, but she’ll still need some time to get match fit and used to playing on the grass again. The doubles warmup will hopefully prepare her to be competitive at SW19 in a few weeks.
Serena Williams will officially make her return to professional tennis at the Eastbourne International next week with a wildcard into the doubles draw alongside Ons Jabeur.
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Just how far can Serena go when she does play? If her illustrious career has taught us anything, it’s to never count her out. No matter when she’s playing, and no matter how she’s playing, Serena Williams will always be a contender at any tournament she attends. What will she do at Wimbledon this year? Only time will tell, but it’s very exciting to try and see.
The list of wild cards, as usual, includes mostly lower-ranked or young British players. On the men’s side, there were two notable wild cards as well: Stan Wawrinka, as he continues his comeback from injury, and recent Dutch sensation Tim Van Rijthoven.
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