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Serena Williams to face Concord Tan in Wimbledon first spherical


Tennis – Eastbourne Worldwide – Devonshire Park Garden Tennis Membership, Eastbourne, Britain – June 21, 2022 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates profitable her spherical of 16 doubles match with Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur towards Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo and Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova Motion Pictures by way of Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Serena Williams was Friday drawn to face France’s Concord Tan within the first spherical of Wimbledon as she returns to singles motion after a 12 months away.

Defending males’s champion Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a seventh title towards South Korea’s Kwon Quickly-woo, ranked seventy fifth on this planet.

The early focus on the All England Membership shall be on 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Williams, who has dropped to 1,204th on this planet rankings and is unseeded for the match, which begins on Monday.

The 40-year-old, who took half within the doubles match in Eastbourne this week, has not performed singles since she suffered an harm throughout her first-round match at Wimbledon 12 months in the past

Tan, 24, is ranked 113rd on this planet.

Prime seed Iga Swiatek, who received the French Open earlier this month, opens her marketing campaign towards Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.

Poland’s Swiatek, 21, has received 35 consecutive matches main into Wimbledon.

Williams’s preparations for Wimbledon suffered a blow after her doubles accomplice Ons Jabeur withdrew from the Eastbourne match due to a knee harm on Thursday.

The American received the final of her seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016 however reached the ultimate in 2018 and 2019 after getting back from having a child.

Wimbledon is extensively thought-about Williams’s finest likelihood of claiming a twenty fourth Grand Slam singles crown to equal Margaret Courtroom’s all-time document.

The final of her Grand Slam singles titles got here on the Australian Open in 2017.

Talking after Wednesday’s doubles match, Williams had mentioned: “I really feel good. Nearly as good as one can really feel after having such a very long time off.”

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