Serena Williams Receives Wild Card to Return to Wimbledon

According to Wimbledon’s announcement on Tuesday, Williams will compete in women’s singles.

The American also hinted at the long-awaited news: “SW and SW19,” Williams wrote on Twitter. Instagram Tuesday. “This is a date. 2022, see you there.” SW19 is a postcode area in South West London, including Wimbledon and other areas.

A social media post showed her standing on a grass court in white sneakers.

Williams has not competed since an injury forced her to retire in the first round at Wimbledon last year.

The 23-time champion last reached the Wimbledon final in 2019, where she lost to Simona Halep, who now works with former Williams coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

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Williams will return to the court for the first time in Eastbourne next week at the LTA Rothesay International, paired with world No. 1 Tunisia. 4 Ons Jabeur in doubles, which according to the tournament will be her first appearance at the tournament in almost a year.

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, considered by many to be the goat of women’s tennis, says she’s still aiming to beat Margaret Court’s record (24).

“I should have been somewhere around 30 or 32 (Grand Slam singles titles),” Williams told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour earlier this year.

“I had to get it (the record), really, I had many opportunities to get it. But I don’t give up.”

Williams was forced to sit out the January Australian Open on the advice of her medical team, announcing in December that she was not “where I need to be physically to compete”.

Wimbledon will take place from June 27 to July 10 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

Jill Martin, Alicia Lloyd and Christian Amanpour provided reporting.