WIMBLEDON, England (AP) —
Serena Williams plans to make her return to singles competition via a wild-card entry at
Wimbledon, where matches begin on Monday.
Williams is a seven-time champion in singles at the All England Club, part of her collection of 23 career
Grand Slam titles, a record in the professional era (which dates to 1968).
The 40-year-old American won two matches in doubles alongside Ons Jabeur this week at a grass-court tournament in Eastbourne; before that, Williams had not played any sort of official contest anywhere since injuring her right leg and needing to stop during the first set of her first-round match on Centre Court at Wimbledon a year ago.
This is not the first comeback from a significant absence for Williams.
Here is a look at other times she missed two or more consecutive Grand Slam tournaments since making her major championship debut at the 1998 Australian Open: