Ons Jabeur will play alongside Serena Williams at the 2022 Eastbourne Internationals, which is the tournament held before the Wimbledon Open.
Serena Williams has not played since injuring herself last year. She will make her return to tennis playing doubles at Eastbourne alongside Tunisia’s Jabeur.
The Eastbourne Internationals tournament will be played in the week before Wimbledon. Williams will then 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.
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
Tunisian no.1 tennis player, Jabeur is elated to play with Serena Williams. She said, “Still over the moon with the news. Really lucky that she picked me. I cannot wait to play with her. Such a legend. I always loved Serena, the way she plays, the way she is on court and outside the court.”
Ons Jabeur on playing with Serena Williams in Eastbourne Internationals
Ons Jabeur is the current world no.4 and won the Madrid Open title in May, 2022. She is currently competing at the WTA 500 event in Berlin. She started her grass-court season with a win as she cruised past Karolína Muchová 6-3, 6-3 at the Berlin.
Ons will play against Alycia Parks of the United States in the 2nd round, having recorded a comprehensive 6-3, 6-3 victory against Czech Republic’s Karolína Muchová in the first round.
Ons Jabeur on pairing with Serena in Eastbourne: "Still over the moon with the news. Really lucky that she picked me. I cannot wait to play with her. Such a legend. I always loved Serena, the way she plays, the way she is on court and outside the court." https://t.co/rcZkovkGQ3
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) June 14, 2022
Jabeur is confident in playing on grass having won last year’s Birmingham Classic. She said, “I feel like I have a great relationship with grass. As soon as I find my timing, how to adapt to my shots, it becomes much better and I feel like I will be enjoying much more my time on grass. I like to see grass as a fun game because it’s much different from other surfaces. When I see it that way, I play much better.”
The Tunisian tennis player has set the Wimbledon Grand Slam title firmly in her sight. She said, “Wimbledon is one of my main goals that I put in my mind from the beginning of the year. It feels good to be back on a surface that I love so much. I try to put off the pressure a little bit.”