Serena Williams made a winning return after one year layoff. She strode onto center court in Devonshire Park at Eastbourne to a standing ovation for her first competitive tennis match in almost a year. Serena and Tunisian tennis player, Ons Jabeur came from a set down to beaten their match.
Williams is playing in the 2022 Eastbourne Internationals tournament to make herself ready for the English Grand Slam. She will compete at the All England Club, where she is a seven-time singles champion. Serena will make her return to Grand Slam tennis at Wimbledon this month after being given a wildcard entry to the singles.
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Before the match Serena admitted to fearing her career being over after a leg injury at last year’s Wimbledon forced her off tour. Williams saw her ranking drop down to 1,204 in the world.
Williams made a winning comeback with partnering with current world no.3, Ons Jabeur. Appearing in doubles competition on grass for the first time since 2016, when Serena won Wimbledon with her sister Venus. Williams was well short of peak form and Bouzkova and Sorribes Tormo twice led by a break at the start of the second set.
Serena has a brilliant record while playing doubles. Be it WTA doubles titles or mixed doubles, she has won many titles in those categories.
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Recovering from losing the first set 6-2, the Williams-Jabeur pair went onto win the second 6-3. Then winning the match tiebreaker 13-11 on their third match point. The duo beat Spaniard-Czech pair of Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova 2-6, 6-3, 13-11 in the women’s doubles at the Eastbourne Internationals.
In a career spanning over 25 years, Serena has lifted 23 WTA doubles titles. Previously she has also spent eight weeks as World no. 1 in doubles. The American tennis legend has also had success by capturing 14 Grand Slam doubles titles and two mixed doubles. All of her doubles titles have come with her sister Venus Williams.
Venus and Serena Williams have been dominating the competition to varying degrees for over 20 years now. They have both won gold at the Olympics together. The Williams sisters have been playing doubles together off and on since 1997. It didn’t take them long to establish their dominance. Since their debut, the sisters have made it a habit of dominating the competition. Whenever they get to the final round together they always win. The duo had amassed a 14-0 record in Grand Slam finals.
Serena has won 14 women’s doubles titles at Grand Slam events. She has a 14-0 record in the finals. The Williams sisters has won six Wimbledon doubles titles with the last title coming in 2016. They also won four Australian Open titles, two French Open, and two US Open honours.