Serena Williams surprised the tennis world by announcing that she would return to action at Eastbourne ahead of a much-awaited Wimbledon comeback after a gap of 12 months.
Williams last played at Wimbledon in 2021, where she retired midway through her opening match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich after slipping and injuring her hamstring. Speaking on the Tennis Channel's Court-Side with Beilinson Tennis show, Flink stated that the seven-time Wimbledon champion was possibly hoping to "do it on memory and inspiration," which may not be enough.
"I definitely felt good out there" - Serena Williams on playing first match in close to a year
"If she proves me wrong, all power to her but I’m not sure what exactly she’s expecting to get out of this as opposed to if she had a mood to play a bunch of tournaments and gone to the French to see if she can win a few matches there and kept going on the grass and had some sense of preparation. She’s not gonna have that, I think she’s just hoping to do it on memory and inspiration and that may not be enough."
Williams made a wining return in doubles with Ons Jabeur yesterday. They will play later today as well.
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