Serena out of Eastbourne after partner injured


Serena Williams’ comeback match at Eastbourne is over after her doubles companion Ons Jabeur withdrew with a knee harm.

The duo had been set to face Magda Linette and Aleksandra Krunic within the semifinals however these two have now superior to the ultimate following Jabeur’s withdrawal.

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The match was Williams’ first motion in practically a 12 months along with her final match coming within the first spherical at Wimbledon in 2021 the place she suffered a hamstring harm. She then withdrew from the US Open and Australian Open citing her well being, and was absent on the French Open.

However Williams, 40, is again within the draw for Wimbledon this time round as she appears to be like to safe her twenty fourth singles Grand Slam title.

Williams and Jabeur had impressed at Eastbourne of their partnership dubbed ‘OnsRena’ as they defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova 2-6, 6-3, 13-11 within the first spherical earlier than dispatching Shuko Aoyama and Hao-Ching Chan within the second spherical 6-2, 6-4.

However their journey on England’s south coast is now over, with the announcement Jabeur has picked up a knee harm. However the duo will hope to make a cost for the ladies’s singles title at Wimbledon with the match beginning on Monday.

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