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Serena Williams to return after a 12-month break, gets wildcard for Wimbledon

Tennis ace Serena Williams will return back in action after a 12-month long break.

The former world number one has received a wild card for the singles main draw of the grass-court Grand Slam event. The Wimbledon main draw starts on Monday.

To date, the American has won seven singles titles at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club. However, the 40-year-old has not played since injuring her leg in the opening round of last year. She is currently ranked number 1,208 and was not featured on the original entry list for the grand slam.

Ahead of her return to Wimbledon, Williams will kick off her 2022 season with an appearance at the LTA Rothesay International Competition in Eastbourne next week. She will pair up with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the doubles event.

Wimbledon board member Tim Henman, who reached four semi-finals at the tournament, said: “It is a good selection on the women’s side.

“Serena requested (a wild card) actually a couple of weeks ago and she is going to play down at Eastbourne. Hopefully she will get a good chance of getting some grass court preparation in.”

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