Serena Williams to Compete at Wimbledon After Receiving Wild-card Invitation

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Serena Williams will play at Wimbledon after all. The All England Club announced on Tuesday that Williams was awarded a wild-card entry for singles, marking her return to Grand Slam action after a year away.

The owner of a professional-era-record 23 Grand Slam singles trophies will tune up by playing doubles at a smaller grass-court event first, teaming with Ons Jabeur at Eastbourne, England, next week.

Main-draw play at Wimbledon begins on June 27.

Williams has not competed since getting injured during the first set of her first-round match at the All England Club in 2021.

Her name did not appear on the women’s singles entry list released by the grass-court Grand Slam tournament earlier this month, but she was among a half-dozen women given a spot in the singles draw on Tuesday, along with five British players: Katie BoulterJodie BurrageSonay KartalYuriko Miyazaki and Katie Swan.

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SOURCE: ESPN