The comeback of Serena Williams has immediately yielded a first success. The 40-year-old American won her first doubles match at the Eastbourne tournament with her partner Ons Jabeur. The duo cheered after 3 sets: 6-2, 3-6 and 11-13 in a match tiebreak.
Serena Williams announced her comeback to the WTA circuit last week.
Williams had never officially retired, but after her first-round defeat at Wimbledon last year, she had not played a game.
For Wimbledon, the 7-time laureate received a wild card, warming up in the doubles this week in Eastbourne.
She lost the first set with Ons Jabeur, but Williams and her Tunisian partner recovered.
In the super tiebreak they pulled the sheet after an exciting battle.
Williams grew in the match and was clearly enjoying himself. “It was so nice to play with Us”, she exulted.