Serena Williams Set For Tennis Return At Eastbourne International

Serena Williams is set to make her comeback after a year out of tennis when she plays in the Eastbourne doubles on Tuesday.

Williams, who has won 23 singles and 14 women’s doubles titles at Grand Slam events, has not competed since she was injured at Wimbledon last year.

The 40-year-old American will partner with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur to face Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic on Eastbourne’s centre court

Williams was scheduled to practise at Eastbourne on Monday but the session was called off at late notice.

After not playing competitively for so long, Williams decided to only enter the doubles at Eastbourne but has been given a wildcard to play in the singles at Wimbledon, which starts next Monday.

Williams is a seven-time singles champion at the All England Club and is one major win short of Australian Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam singles victories.