Serena Willems returned to the professional court and took another victory. The American tennis player competes in the WTA 500 doubles championships in Eastbourne. In the semi-finals, she will face Magda Lynette.

Łukasz Iwanek

Serena Williams

Getty Images/Robert Prang/Pictured: Serena Williams

Serena Williams made her professional debut on the court since Wimbledon last year. Then I scratched in a first round match with Alaksandra Sasnowicz. This week in Eastbourne, the winner of 23 Grand Slam singles competes in doubles with Ons Jabeur. As for the American and the Tunisian, they have the second match behind them. They defeated Japan’s Shuko Aoyama 6:2, 6:4 and Taiwan’s Hao-Ching Chan.

In the first set, Williams and Jaber dominated the field. They had two fractures, in 2:1 and 4:1. There was a lot of fighting on the second end. The fate of up to six matches was decided by 40-40 points. There was only one breakthrough. Their American and Tunisian record is 5:4.

In the 65-minute match, Jabeur and Williams sent seven aces and their opponent had three. The Tunisian and the American managed to save nine break points and took advantage of three of seven breakout opportunities. They earned 10 points more than Oyama and Chan (57-47).

Williams is competing in doubles for the first time since January 2020. In Auckland, her partner was Carolina Wunyaka. The Americans and the Dane reached the final. Jaber won two singles this week, in Madrid in May and in Berlin last week. In doubles, in which the Tunisian national team rarely competes, it previously had a series of four consecutive matches in which it lost.

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Serena is an outstanding specialist not only in bachelors. It is also titled Doubles. She has 23 titles, including 14 Grand Slam titles. In doubles, he also won three Olympic gold medals (2000, 2008, 2012). She achieved all these victories with her sister Venus, with the exception of one (Leipzig 2002 with Alexandra Stephenson).

In the semi-finals, Williams and Jaber will face Magda Linate and Serbka Alexandra Krunic.

Rothesay International Eastbourne, Eastbourne (UK)
WTA 500, grass field, total prize money of 757.9 thousand. dollar
Wednesday June 22

Quarter-final doubled:

Ons Jabeur (Tunisia, WC) / Serena Williams (USA, WC) – Shuko Aoyama (Japan) / Hao-Ching Chan (Taiwan) 6-2, 6-4

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