The seven-time champion will play for the first time in a year. By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Monday June 14, 2022

Wimbledon has made it official – Serena Williams, seven-time singles champion, has been granted a wild card to this year’s Championships.

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The 40-year-old American, who has not played since retiring from her first-round match at Wimbledon last year, is one of six singles wild cards that the tournament named on Tuesday.

She joins five British women – Katie Boulter, Jodie Burrage, Sonay Kartal, Yuriko Miyazaki and Katie Swan – on the list.

On the men’s side, Stan Wawrinka and Tim Van Rijthoven were given main draw wild cards, along with five other British men – Liam Broady, Jay Clarke, Alistair Gray, Paul Jubb and Ryan Peniston.

Main draw play begins on June 27, while qualifying kicks off on June 20.

Additionally, Williams has also accepted a wild card to play doubles at Eastbourne next week. She will pair with Tunisia's Ons Jabeur.