Serena Williams, Ons Jabur Eastbourne Doubles Semifinals Tennis News


Eastbourne: Serena Williams The American star hastened his comeback as he won for the second time in a row Eastbourne Double up with her partner Ons Jaber On wednesday
Williams and Jaber of Tunisia were defeated Shuko Ayoma And defeated Chan Hao-ching 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon warm-up event at Devonshire Park.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena is playing her first tournament since a tearful, injured exit from Wimbledon last year.
Tuesday’s win against Williams, 40, Sara Soribs Tormo and Mary Bozkova looked rusty early on in her first appearance for 12 months.
But she grew up in that match and in the second step of her comeback trial she was like her old self.
It took Americans just two minutes to send an ace before many clinical volleys provided the first break.
The opening set was summed up in 25 minutes and the second break inspired by Serena in the ninth game of the second set brought them to the brink of victory.
One more ace for Williams’ number helped bring her and Jabur to the line and they are now just two wins away from winning the title.
“I think we played better together today, although I think we played really well together yesterday. Ons really helped me play very well,” Williams said.
Inquiring about how she celebrated yesterday, Serena went for a dip in the nearby sea off the south coast.
“I went to the beach and swam here in the cold water like everyone else, no, no way! I didn’t do much. I just played with my baby (Olympia). It’s so much fun,” she said.
Before Williams made the surprise announcement of his return last week, rumors of his retirement had been circulating around him for months.
But with Wimbledon starting on June 27, Williams has finally resumed his career.
She has been given a wildcard to play in singles at Wimbledon as she resumes her history bid.
Williams is one Grand Slam crown away from the Australian Margaret Court’s record of 24 singles titles in the majors.
The last of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles came at the 2017 Australian Open.
She has since lost in four Grand Slam finals, including Wimbledon in 2018 and 2019.
Williams won the seventh and most recent of his seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016.
Serena, who became a mother in 2017, has slipped to 1,204 in the WTA rankings due to her lack of time.
Earlier Wednesday, Petra Kvitova battled it out in the Eastbourne Women’s Singles quarterfinals as she defeated former Wimbledon champion Katie Boulter of Britain 5-7, 6-0, 7-5.
Quito, who won Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, feared a shocking defeat to Bolter after the world number 127 won the first set of their last-16 clash.
Boulter knocked out last year’s Wimbledon runner-up Carolina Pliskova in the previous round.
But the former world number two Quitova showed her class as she took the second set at the canter.
The Czechs, who last reached the Grand Slam final in Australia in 2019, made the stressful decision to win in two hours and 23 minutes.
In the men’s singles, Cameron Nori defeated Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 6-2 for his first win on grass this season.

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