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Serena Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, will return to the grass courts of SW19 later this month after being given a wild card entrance to probably the most famous tennis tournament in the world.
According to a statement released by Wimbledon on Tuesday, Williams will compete in the women’s singles event.
“SW and SW19,” Williams said on Instagram on Tuesday, hinting at the eagerly anticipated news. “It’s a date, after all. I’ll see you in 2022.” Wimbledon, among other boroughs, is included in the SW19 postcode district in Southwest London.
Her Instagram photo showed her standing on a grass court, wearing white sneakers.
Williams has not competed since retiring from a first-round match at Wimbledon last year due to injuries.
Williams last appeared in the Wimbledon final in 2019, losing to Simona Halep, who is now coached by Williams’ old coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
Williams will first return to the court next week in Eastbourne for the LTA’s Rothesay International, where she will compete in the doubles event alongside Tunisia’s world No. 4 Ons Jabeur, in what will be her first competitive appearance in nearly a year, according to the tournament.
Serena Williams, widely regarded as the GOAT of women’s tennis, says she’s still striving to break Margaret Court’s 24 grand slam titles record.
Following the advice of her medical staff, Williams was forced to withdraw from the Australian Open in January, declaring in December that she wasn’t “where I need to be physically to participate.”
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club will host Wimbledon from June 27 to July 10.
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