Queen Serena Williams Arrives With Her Princess Olympia in London for Her 24th Slam Quest at Wimbledon Championships 2022

Published 06/16/2022, 2:08 PM EDT
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Serena Williams will make her long-awaited comeback to tennis at this month’s Wimbledon. The American returns almost a year from her first-round injury against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. However, she features as a wildcard in this year’s singles draw.

Williams returns to the venue where she has won 7 Championships over her career. At 40, she continues to chase the elusive 24th Grand Slam title record set by Margaret Court.

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Serena arrives in London with daughter Olympia

The former World No.1 took to Instagram to announce her arrival. In the story, she is quoted saying, “Welcome to London.” This is followed by a small snippet of her travelling with daughter Olympia. Williams will mark her return in Eastbourne playing double with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur.

The doubles tournament starts on June 20th, a week of the commencement of the Wimbledon Championships. Williams’ wins at SW19 came in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016. Additionally, Williams has received a wild card for the singles main draw of Wimbledon this year.

 

The last time Williams played doubles was at the 2020 Auckland Open with good friend Caroline Wozniacki.

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At 40, Serena could still pose a threat to many in the singles draw. She last won a Grand Slam in London in 2016, beating German Angelique Kerber in the final. However, this time around she will a meteoric change at the top of the rankings.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek just equaled Serena’s unbeaten streak of 35 matches winning her second Grand Slam at Roland Garros. She has claimed 6 titles this calendar year and is the clear favourite to win her first Wimbledon title.

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Serena will be up for the challenge in her latest comeback after two decades in the sport. However, as we’ve seen this year Rafael Nadal’s comeback to the tennis world could be an added inspiration for the 23-time Slam winner. Will we see Serena return to Wimbledon with a bang?

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Mario Fernandes

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Mario Fernandes is a Formula 1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his graduation in Mathematics, followed by a Post Graduation Diploma in Journalism. Mario has been a sportsman and a sports fan from a very young age and has represented his school and college in sports like soccer, tennis, and cricket at the district level.

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