US tennis legend Serena Williams has revealed she will return from her long injury break to chase glory at this year’s edition of Wimbledon, which is due to start on June 27.
The 40-year-old will be competing on the WTA Tour for the first time since Wimbledon last year.
Williams took to Instagram to announce her return to court, saying, “SW and SW19. It’s a date. 2022 See you soon. Let’s go.”
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It’s unclear whether Williams, who is now only ranked 1208th, will play singles or doubles, which isn’t that taxing.
If the American tennis icon gives singles a chance, she will resume her quest for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title.
When Williams last took to the court in the first round of Wimbledon last year, she retired injured in the seventh game of a match against Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
She fell in the fifth game with a heavily bound right thigh and, after slipping again in the seventh, burst into tears and retired to a standing ovation.
Williams said on Instagram at the time that she was “heartbroken” and “the court meant the world to me.”
She has won seven of her major singles tournaments at Wimbledon, seven at the Australian Open, six at the US Open and three at Roland Garros.
Australian Margaret Court is the only person, male or female, to have won 24 singles titles.
Williams conquered Wimbledon in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016.
She also made the 2018 final and the 2019 decider after having a baby.
The first set of wild cards for singles and doubles at this year’s All England Club tournament will be announced on Wednesday.
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