LONDON (AP) — Maybe Serena Williams will be playing at Wimbledon this year, after all. She did believe it in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
Williams hasn’t competed anywhere since suffering the injury in the first set of her first-round match at the All England Club a year ago. And her name was not on the list of women’s singles entries released by the grass-court Grand Slam tournament earlier this month.
But on Tuesday, Williams posted a photo of her white shoes on what appears to be a grass pitch and the message: “SW and SW19. It’s a date. 2022. See you there. Let’s go.”
“SW” are his initials, of course, and “SW19” is Wimbledon’s postcode.
The All England Club are expected to announce wild-card invitations on Wednesday. It’s possible that Williams will get berths in the singles and doubles draws.
The 40-year-old American has won seven of her 23 major singles championships at Wimbledon, an Open-era record, most recently in 2016.
Williams was a runner-up there in 2018 and 2019 (the tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic).
In 2021, Williams lost his footing on slippery grass and then his right leg twisted out of shape, leading to only the second mid-game retirement in any Grand Slam tournament in his career. and the first since 1998.
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