Before marking her comeback in the singles category, Serena Williams will be playing in the Eastbourne event. The junior Williams has decided to pair with world number 4 Ons Jabeur for the event. Jabeur is excited to partner with Serena and hopes to gain as much as possible.
After this, Serena will be playing at Wimbledon for one year. Serena recently posted a video on Instagram sharing a snippet from her practice. From the looks of it, Serena has found her groove back. She was hitting the balls hard and she is all set to make it big this year.
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For the tournament in Eastbourne, the first-round opponents of Serena and Jabeur have finally been revealed. The duo will fight it out against Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo in the first round. It will be interesting to see the coordination between Serena and Jabeur.
Jabeur and Serena are yet to play any match together and will find time to get their rhythm right. On the other hand, their opponents have played together in six matches till now. Therefore, Bouzkova and Tormo clearly have an edge over the former pair.
Ons Jabeur ‘over the moon’ after pairing with Serena Williams
When Serena asked Jabeur for playing doubles, she was beyond happy. Moreover, she said, “Pretty excited to play doubles with Serena. When I got the news, I was over the moon, and it is such a privilege for me.” For any player, playing against Serena is such a huge deal.
Thrilled and excited to team up with the one and only @serenawilliams in Eastbourne!
Can’t wait to play!🔥 https://t.co/8j1Sxf1YZh
— Ons Jabeur (@Ons_Jabeur) June 14, 2022
Therefore, you can imagine the excitement when a player gets to play with her. Jabeur is really hoping for the tournament. In fact, she said in an interview, “Hopefully, we are going to have a great tournament and cannot wait to be in Eastbourne this year.”
Even after pairing with Serena, the two have not yet practiced yet. However, the two have talked to each other a few times over the phone. She said, “She’s very nice, especially when she was with her daughter.” Jabeur hopes to get some time with Serena for practice before the match.