Serena Williams set to return to grand slam tennis at Wimbledon this month

23 times grand slam champion Serena Williams is set to make a return  to grand slam tennis at Wimbledon this month.

The 40 year old American was given a wildcard entry to the singles.

The 7 time Wimbledon champion has not played since injuring herself in the first round at SW19 last year.

Williams will make her return to tennis playing doubles at Eastbourne alongside Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the week before Wimbledon.

Serena  is currently ranked 1,208 because of her prolonged inactivity.

She last won a grand slam singles title at the 2017 Australian open.

Her elder sister Venus, a five time champion, was not in the initial batch of singles wildcards announced today.

However, the 41-year-old, who has not played on the WTA tour since August, could still be given one of the remaining two spots for the tournament, which begins on June 27.


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