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Serena Williams leaves Eastbourne after doubles partner Ons Jabeur withdraws with knee injury


Serena Williams‘the return tournament at Eastbourne ended after her partner hit doubles Ons Jabeur withdrew with a knee injury.

The duo has been set up to face off Magda Linette and Alexandra Krunic in the semi-finals but both advanced to the final after Jabeur withdrew.

The tournament was Williams’ first action in nearly a year with her last match being in the first round at Wimbledon in 2021, where she suffered a hamstring injury. She then withdrew from the US Open and Australian Open citing her health, and was absent from the French Open.

But Williams, 40, is back in the Wimbledon draw this time as she wants to secure her 24th Grand Slam singles title.

Williams and Jabeur impressed at Eastbourne in their partnership known as ‘OnsRena’ as they beat Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova 2-6, 6-3, 13-11 in the first round before dispatch Shuko Aoyama and Hao-Ching Chan in the second round 6-2, 6-4.

But their journey on the south coast of England has now come to an end, with Jabeur reportedly suffering a knee injury. But the duo hope to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon when the tournament begins on Monday.



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