After nearly a year- long break, Serena Williams is believed to be gearing up for a comeback to the game of tennis. The former World No.1 had opted out of the tennis season last year after her walkover match of the very first round of the prestigious Wimbledon championships.
Serena had to surrender the match to the Belarusian player Aliaksandra Sasnovich during the initial set of the game owing to the former’s leg injury. Post that, she withdrew from the following US Open title as well as the Tokyo Olympics among other major tennis tournaments.
Williams’ has been out of the spotlight with respect to the game as she worked on her hamstring and fitness during the break.
Serena Williams is ‘excited’ to get back on to the courts
Recently, Serena happened to announce her return to tennis on the social media platform Instagram. During a talk with Aaron Rodgers, an NFL quarterback the 23 times Grand Slam winner shared her excitement to comeback and play professionally.
In a video on the Instagram account of Aaron, Serena Williams stated-
“We’ve been talking about my comeback and he’s been hyping me up and getting me ready for Wimbledon. Can’t wait!”
Aaron Rodgers went on to ask the 40 year old if she would take part in this year’s US Open. Serena responded-
“Wimbledon’s before the US Open, I’ve got to play Wimbledon first. Exciting!”
The last title that Williams won was the Australian Open Grand slam of the year 2017, wherein she defeated her sister Venus Williams to clinch the slam title. Serena will look forward to ending her title drought as she is set to make a comeback this year.
Serena has been in the news for quite sometime now, though they are not entirely related to her game. Not long ago she spoke out about mental health and spread awareness along with her friend Prince Harry. Earlier this year Williams and her family were in the spotlight when the movie King Richard which was based on Serena, Venus and Richard Williams and their journey in the tennis world, received 6 nominations at the Academy Awards of this year. Few days ago, her longtime coach Patrick Mouratoglou engaged in a short- term coaching for the Romanian player Simona Halep.