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Serena Williams admitted her career was over after suffering a leg injury at last year’s Wimbledon

Serena Williams Back on the Court! The tennis champion has officially returned to the sport as she pulled out of the 2021 Wimbledon after injuring her right leg during a match against Belarus’s Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

On Tuesday, the 40-year-old won the Eastbourne International doubles tournament with Ons Jaboor. The duo defeated Spain’s Sara Soribes Tormo and Czech player Marie Buzkova in three sets.

Williams said after the match BBC He had raised doubts about his career while recovering from injury in 2021.

The mother of one admitted that she had experienced doubts about whether she would be able to come back during the past year, adding, “I would be dishonest if I said it wasn’t. But now my body is very feels good.”

Williams further stated that he enjoyed playing with Jaboor while preparing for the All England Club, where he won seven of his 23 Grand Slam singles titles. according to BBCThe champion received a wildcard entry into the Wimbledon singles tournament.

“Our opponents played wonderfully and we were happy to be there. It’s doubles, I’m only playing half the court, but I’ve been training a lot and so it definitely feels good. You know, I’ I’m literally taking it one day at a time,” she said. “I really took my time with my hamstring injury, so I’m not just making a ton of decisions after this.”

The four-time Olympic gold medalist announced her return to Wimbledon on Instagram last week with a photo of her sneaker-clad feet. “SW and SW19. It’s a date. 2022 See you there. Let’s go #renasarmy,” Willams captioned the post.

“SW” refers to the tennis pro’s initials while “SW19” indicates the postcode of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, where Wimbledon is played. The qualifying matches of the tennis tournament began in London on Monday; The first round of the gentleman’s and women’s singles tournament begins on June 27.

The post received encouragement from friends and fans, and Williams’ biggest fan — her husband, Alexis Ohanian. The internet entrepreneur commented on the post with several clapping emojis and wrote, “LFG!”

Williams’ draw for Wimbledon’s singles tournament has yet to be announced.

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