Serena Williams to Return at US Open 2021 Following Wimbledon Setback Says Agent

Published 07/17/2021, 12:10 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. leaves court as she retires from her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Just about nobody has painted a career as sensational as the queen Serena Williams. Yet, her quest for Grand Slam seems so close, yet so far. At Wimbledon 2021, many were expecting and hoping that the 7-time winner adds another title to her name. However, her quest to equal Margaret Court’s record was cut short yet again. Williams’ last Slam came way back in 2017.

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Injury ends Serena Williams’ Wimbledon dream

Serena was eliminated in Round-1 of Wimbledon, after suffering a horrid injury against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus. In the first set, Serena was looking good, before slipping on court and injuring her right leg in the process. Serena being Serena, she tried to fight through the pain; but eventually, the American was forced to concede the match.

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Serena left the court in tears following her exit. The extent of her injury was never revealed, leaving fans hanging on a thread. Now, an encouraging update arrived on Serena’s condition.

Serena’s agent provides return update

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 4, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Jill Smoller, Williams’ agent, announced in brief that the 39-year-old is recovering well. She also said that Serena hopes to make a comeback at the US Open 2021, which will put a smile on fans’ faces. “She’s doing great,” Smoller told TMZ Sports, before adding that the American is “just doing rehab”.

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This means that Serena Williams is recovering quickly and is on her road to return. She will aim to return at her home Slam, as her quest for No.24 continues. We all know Serena has it in her, but whether or not Serena Williams manages to add another chapter to her legacy remains to be seen.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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