Serena Williams Gives Major Update on Her Injury and Australian Open 2022 Participation

Published 11/05/2021, 10:32 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott


Tennis queen Serena Williams had suffered a hamstring injury during this year’s Wimbledon and had retired from the tournament. Since then (July), she hasn’t returned to the tennis courts. Consequently, fans remained in doubt about Serena’s recovery and Australian Open 2022 participation. For this, the 23-time Grand Slam champion shared some great news on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Primarily, Serena came on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her father’s biopic ‘King Richard.’ During the show, she reflected on the hamstring at Wimbledon, her long-strenuous recovery process, and the Down Under participation next year.

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Serena Williams confirms Australian Open 2022 participation

Notably, Serena loves playing on the grass at Wimbledon, and therefore, it was tough for her to walk out with injury. However, the worst is behind her as the tennis queen is feeling “much better now.”

“Hamstring’s better. [It] took a long time. It’s like forever, but it’s much better now,” Serena told Jimmy Kimmel. When asked whether she had torn her hamstring, the American pro explained her injury briefly.

“I tored at Wimbledon; I was actually winning, and I went for a shot, and I just heard this noise, and I was like, ‘Oh, no!'” Serena continued. “I was like felt it, but I felt like okay well let me just keep trying and it was bad, I was like ‘Oh, man.'”

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after sustaining an injury before retiring from her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Later on, Kimmel asked whether she would be ready to compete at the Australian Open 2022. And, her response got the crowd roaring in excitement. “I am definitely, yeah,” Serena confirmed.

Indeed, fans would be feeling jubilated on hearing about the tennis queen’s return next year. Without any doubt, the excitement for the Australian Open 2022 in the tennis world multi-folded instantaneously.

Serena to keep her quest for the 24th Grand Slam alive

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This year, the 40-year-old had reached the semifinals but then lost to Naomi Osaka Down Under. However, Serena is ready to campaign again to clinch her 24th Grand Slam title in Australia.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Besides, the tennis queen doesn’t believe in sharing her practice moments on social media. But clearly, she has begun training for the next season.

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All in all, fans will prepare for an emotional roller-coaster ride with her again. Let’s see if she can win the long-awaited #24 in 2022.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 1000 tennis articles.

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