As if Serena Williams returning to singles competition at Wimbledon weren’t exciting enough, she’ll actually be returning to competition in doubles a week before that at the grass-court lead-up event in Eastbourne next week, it was announced on Tuesday—and that she'll be partnering another history-maker in Ons Jabeur.
“I am excited to return to the Rothesay International tournament in England and to be back on the grass—a surface that has been so good to me throughout my career,” Serena told the LTA. “Eastbourne has a unique charm that you don’t see anywhere else on tour and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans again.”
“When I got the news I was over the moon,” Jabeur said.
“It’s such a privilege for me. Very lucky that she picked me. Hopefully we’re going to have a great tournament, and I cannot wait to be in Eastbourne this year.”