Serena Williams seems more than ready for Wimbledon 2022 as she recently tipped her fans about making a comeback this year.
The championship is scheduled to take place between June 27 and July 10, marking the 135th edition of the momentous event.
Serena updated her Instagram with a video that seems to indicate her preparations for Wimbledon, and fans cannot wait to see her back with vigor on the court.
Serena Williams Shares New Transition Video Ahead Of Wimbledon 2022
The expert tennis player shared a brief transition clip revealing her undeniable prowess as a fashionable woman and on the tennis court.
The video showed her initially wearing a pretty lacy gown with hot pink stilettos and then switching to her donning a tennis outfit, consisting of a black skirt and cropped tights with a green tank top.
She held a tennis racket with the gown on in the first phase of the clip and then flipped the racket, transforming the scene to a view of her on a tennis court, giving energetic swings.
As expected, fans were quick to react to the post as they expressed their anticipation to see her play again while also remarking on how much they missed her on the court.
It should be noted that Serena suffered a hamstring injury at Wimbledon last June, and she has not played a competitive match ever since. She also withdrew from last year’s US Open and this January’s Australian Open due to injury.
The Instagram video will not be the first of the Surface Slam winner’s hints at returning to Wimbledon. Sporting News noted that she previously implied so while attending the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami.
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The prominent athlete graced the event with fellow sportspersons, including Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Rams receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
The indication of her return came up several hours after her longtime coach Patrick Mouratoglou announced that he would be working with Simona Halep, the former world champion.
Serena and the tennis coach have been in a valuable alliance for a decade, during which she won ten Grand Slam titles, making her the leading tennis player in history.
While announcing the new partnership with Halep, Mouratoglou noted that he had talked to his former trainee a few weeks after Halep asked him to coach her, which he refused at the time.
However, after conversing with Serena, he had the opportunity to work with someone else, even though it was for a short while.
Speaking of Grand Slam titles, the 41-year-old last won the honor in 2017, defeating her sister Venus Williams in the Australian Open. At the time, she was pregnant with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian.
Several weeks before hinting at her reappearance at Wimbledon, top-ranking player Ash Barty announced her retirement at 25, which led to speculations about Serena being the next to give up her sports career.
The 23-time Grand Slam victor has not explicitly addressed the retirement claims; however, she told Bloomberg that she was staying in the present and not “planning for tomorrow” where tennis was concerned.
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In her words, “I think every tennis player thinks about the R-word (retirement) as soon as they hit five years because tennis is so intense, it’s literally 11 months out of the year.”
She continued, “But I don’t know. I’m living for the day, and I always tell people, ‘I’m not planning for tomorrow, only in business, and when it comes to tennis, I’m planning just for today.'”
The “On The Line” Author Speaks Openly About Her Daughter’s ‘Alright’ Tennis Skills
Serena’s baby daughter seems to be taking after her in sports, and the proud mother nurtures the youngster’s potential without pressuring her.
In The Blast‘s report, the “Trust Us with Your Life” actress rated and talked about her daughter’s tennis skills while appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
When asked how Olympia was at tennis, Serena admitted that she was not sure she could give an unbiased response, but she joked that her abilities were “alright.”
She also revealed that the 4-year-old could give a laudable backhand swing; however, she noted that she had seen several kids of similar ages with her daughter that could defeat her on the court.
Nevertheless, the doting mother is pleased with her daughter’s performance. Unfortunately, she does not oversee the little one’s training but handed the job over to someone else.
Regarding the training, Serena admitted to being an impatient tutor as she said it drove her “nuts” to play with unskilled players, so she hired a private coach to supervise her child’s drill.