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Serena Williams' comeback cut short by doubles partner Ons Jabeur's injury

The WTA event had seen tennis great Williams, 40, play her first two competitive matches since she limped out of last year's Wimbledon in tears with a hamstring problem.

Published: 23rd June 2022 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2022 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and Serena Williams of the United States arrive for their quarterfinal doubles tennis match. (Photo | AP)

By AFP

EASTBOURNE: Serena Williams' return to tennis action has been cut short after doubles partner Ons Jabeur withdrew from the Eastbourne tournament because of a knee injury.

The WTA event had seen tennis great Williams, 40, play her first two competitive matches since she limped out of last year's Wimbledon in tears with a hamstring problem.

The American and Tunisian partner Jabeur made it through to the semi-finals with a narrow last 16 win over Maria Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo, before a more convincing quarter-final victory in straight sets against Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao-ching.

Williams will now focus on Wimbledon where she has accepted a wild card into the women's singles in a bid to win a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.  

She will find out who she faces in the first round when the draw is made on Friday.



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