Breaking: Serena Williams’ Campaign at Eastbourne Doubles Comes to an Abrupt End

Published 06/23/2022, 8:28 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 28: Serena Williams of The United States looks on as she practices on the Aorangi Practice Courts during Day One of The Championships – Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by AELTC-Pool/Getty Images)

Serena Williams made a comeback after almost one year. The 40-year-old partnered with world number 3 ranked Ons Jabeur of Tunisia to play in the Eastbourne doubles.

Returning to the action after a long gap, the former world number one played well with her partner to register their maiden win in that tournament. Unfortunately, there’s bad news for Serena and Jabeur fans.

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Ons Jabeur pulls out of Eastbourne doubles

In shocking news, World number 3 Ons Jabeur pulled out of the ongoing Eastbourne Open. The 27-year-old suffered an injury on her right knee and opted out of the remaining competition. With this, Serena Williams’ comeback campaign comes to an unfortunate end.

Earlier, the 40-year-old surprised her fans with the announcement of playing in the Wimbledon 2022. While Serena played in Eastbourne doubles to get much-needed practice on the grass court.

However, with an abrupt end to her campaign, she will shift her focus to the grass court Grand Slam.

Serena Williams in Wimbledon Championship

Serena Williams has been a champion athlete. Winning 23 grand slams in her illustrious career, the American stands only second in the list of most Grand Slam titles. As she announced her much-awaited return and participation in the Wimbledon championship 2022, we look at her performance in the grass court Grand Slam.

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Serena Williams in action during her first round ladies’ singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on centre court on day two of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Serena has won the Wimbledon singles title seven times in her career. Also, she stands third in the list for most singles titles. Additionally, she won six doubles Wimbledon titles too. Serena is very close to becoming the most successful tennis player of all time. If the 40-year-old manages to win this year’s Wimbledon, she will become the joint highest Grand Slam winner.

Although, nothing much can be predicted about her form going in the tournament, as the former world number one got to play only one match in Eastbourne Open. However, given the long time she took to recover, we hope Serena has something special coming for her fans.

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Wimbledon Championship 2022 is all set to kick start next week. Even though there are no ranking points for the tournament this season, it has already garnered good hype among the fans. Will Serena lift the cup? Let us know in the comments.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

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