Serena Williams & Wimbledon

June 7, 2011 by Post Team 

Serena Williams & WimbledonSerena Williams & Wimbledon, With the exception of boxing, where returns are ten a penny, it is hard to think of another sport where someone could take a year off and immediately considered the favorite to win the biggest event. But from the moment Serena Williams announced he was coming back after almost a year to play in Eastbourne next week, the chances of Americans have been reducing the bookmakers and several are already doing your top dog to win a fifth title Wimbledon.

If anyone can do is certainly Serena, who has shown more than once that she can win Grand Slam titles, when he has been on the tour. But at 29, and have not picked up a racket in a year due to injury and disease, the latter in the form of blood clots in the lung, which takes a great leap of faith to expect her to turn and regain.

Shortly after winning Wimbledon last July, Williams cut her foot on glass at a restaurant in Germany. It requires two operations, the second of which resulted in her required 10 weeks in a cast and 10 weeks in a walking boot.

Things got worse in February when he was diagnosed with blood clots in her lung. He said he also needed treatment for a hematoma in the stomach, and finally, in April, could begin light practice.

The winner of 13 Grand Slam titles, is due to arrive on the southern coast late on Friday and her sister Venus, who is also due to return from injury in Eastbourne, you will practice this weekend before begin their campaigns at the International Center of Aegon.

“I’m so excited to be healthy enough to compete again,” said Williams. “These past 12 months have been very difficult and character-building. I have much to be thankful. I am grateful to my family, friends and fans for your support … back to Serena.”

Eastbourne and had a field that includes eight of the 13 best in the world but it is a huge blow for the Williams sisters. Gavin Fletcher, the tournament director, said he started to talk to the agent Serena just over a week and added that the Williams sisters could also play doubles, if you requested a wild card. “It’s great for the tournament,” he said. “It’s the first time she has been here for 13 years.”

Venus Williams, who turns 31 this month, has not played since the Australia Open because of hip and abdominal injuries. She has only played four tournaments last year, each Grand Slam tournament. She lost the French Open this year through injury, but Fletcher said he was confident he would play.

Two Britons – Elena Baltacha and Heather Watson – are likely to receive wild cards into the main draw at Eastbourne. The 19-year-old Watson has been confirmed as one of British women to be granted a wild card at Wimbledon. Naomi Broadly, Katie O’Brien, Laura Robson and Emily Webley-Smith won the other terms and held the news to join Watson in the second round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, with a 6-3, 6-7, 6 -4 over French teenager Caroline Garcia.

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