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.
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.
Singles wild cards at Wimbledon:
Van Rijthoven! Wawrinka! …. S-E-R-E-N-A!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Mg8VrQu7xW
— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) June 14, 2022
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.
She's back. And back at Eastbourne. 👀
Read more about @serenawilliams returning to the #RothesayInternational 👇
— LTA (@the_LTA) June 14, 2022