Serena Williams has indicated she’s going to play at this 12 months’s Wimbledon in what could be her first match for a 12 months.
The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion has not performed since injuring her leg within the first spherical of final 12 months’s match.
American Williams, 40, has gained seven Wimbledon singles titles however is at the moment ranked 1,208.
She posted a picture of her trainers on grass, captioning it: “SW and SW19. It is a date. 2022, see you there.”
Wimbledon begins on 27 June.
Williams additionally tagged Eastbourne – the place there’s a WTA occasion within the week earlier than Wimbledon – within the social media publish.
She gained the final of her seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016, however reached the ultimate in 2018 and 2019 after coming back from maternity go away.
Williams may doubtlessly compete in both the ladies’s or blended doubles at SW19.
She has gained the doubles title with elder sister Venus six instances and paired up with Andy Murray within the blended occasion in 2019.
Williams may have entered Wimbledon utilizing a protected rating reserved for gamers who’ve been sidelined via a long-term damage however didn’t accomplish that.
The preliminary batch of wildcards for singles and doubles will likely be introduced on Wednesday
Neither Williams sister was on the Wimbledon entry record when it was launched final week.
Williams’ newest try to equal Margaret Court docket’s document of 24 Grand Slams ended in heartbreak on Centre Court docket final 12 months, when she was pressured to retire injured towards Aliaksandra Sasnovich after slipping.
The damage saved her out of the US Open and Australian Open that adopted.
Her long-time coach Patrick Mouratoglou has began working with 2019 Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, saying in April that he had spoken to the American earlier than taking over the place.
Williams then steered herself in a social media publish that she may return to motion at this 12 months’s Wimbledon.