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Serena Williams is planning her comeback soon

Serena Williams is planning her comeback soon

Serena Williams is planning her comeback soon

Serena Williams returns to training, shares video of intense practice session on instagram.

Serena Williams has been out of the pro circuit since the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, where she was compelled to withdraw in the very first round against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. The American suffered a hamstring injury halfway through the first set and was forced to retire from the event.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion has not competed at the pro level for 10 months and her fans are eagerly awaiting her return. Williams had initially hoped to be fit in time for the Australian Open at the start of the year, but her return has been postponed many a time in the recent past.

With fans pondering whether they will ever get to see the living legend on a tennis court again, Serena Williams decided to serve up the best possible news on social media. In an Instagram video, the former world number 1 can be seen training more passionately than ever before.

Bobbing around on a hardcourt, the American hit a series of cracking forehands and backhands before staring intently at the lens, perhaps suggesting that her return is not far away.

As a result of her 10-month hiatus, Serena Williams has dropped to World No. 248 in the WTA rankings. She will fall further down the rankings after Roland Garros, where she is defending points from her run to the fourth round last year.

With 23 Grand Slam singles titles to her credit, Serena Williams is just one short of Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24.

She is unlikely to compete at the French Open, where she will need a wildcard. But Serena Williams could be back in time for the grass court season and Wimbledon seems a realistic possibility. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has bagged the trophy at the oldest tennis tournament in the world seven times till date, in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

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Nirmal Sawlani

Tennis News Pro