Serena Set For Return At Eastbourne In Doubes; 5 Top 10s In Singles

by Staff | June 19th, 2022, 6:27 pm
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After nearly a year off the tour since her hamstring injury in the first round at Wimbledon last year, Serena Williams is set to make her return to tennis this upcoming week in Eastbourne.

The 40-year-old will not be playing singles, but instead doubles with partner and Berlin champion Ons Jabeur. They will open against Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo is a tough opener.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will be back in singles in two weeks at Wimbledon. For now, she’ll leave the singles draw to five of the Top 10 women in the world.

Eastbourne will feature Paula Badosa, Jabuer, Maria Sakkari, Karolina Pliskova and Garbine Muguruza. Czechs Petra Kvitova and Barbora Krejcikova are also in the field along with Jelena Ostapenko and Madison Keys.

Last year, Ostapenko upended Anett Kontaveit for the title.

The top-seeded Badosa is project to meet the hot-handed Beatrice Hadad Maia who has won her last 10 matches. Then in the quarters either Elena Rybakina or Alison Riske, and Pliskova, Kvitova and Krejickova in a Czech quarter.

Jabeur could face Elise Mertens, then Muguruza in the quarters with potentially Ostapenko, Keys or Sakkari.

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