Why it’s great to have Serena Williams back in Wimbledon according to Sakkari

Serena Williams And Maria Sakkari

Serena Williams surprised the tennis world after announcing that the she will be back to competition at Wimbledon next week. Serena has been out from the WTA tour for 1 year and it is unclear what will be her condition. Nevertheless, the world no. 5 Maria Sakkari believes that it is great to have Serena back. Maria commented:

“I grew up watching Serena and Venus because my grandma is a tennis freak. I just feel like it’s very good for tennis that she is back and I think that it brought a little bit more suspense.”

Serena Williams in 2022

Serena Williams

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40 year old

Now the world no.276, the American played her last match on the 29th of June 2021 when she had to retire when playing against world no.34 Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the 1st round and the scoreline was 3-3 .

Serena Williams
Wimbledon
Serena Williams's Record
 

Maria Sakkari in 2022

Maria Sakkari

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Hard
12-5
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4-1
Clay
4-4
Grass
5-2
26 year old
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2022 Highlights

Currently ranked no.5, Maria played her last match on the 18th of June when she lost to world no.17 Belinda Bencic 6-7(6) 6-4 6-4 in the semifinal in Berlin (draw).

At the moment, during this season Sakkari achieved a compiled 25-12 match record. Maria Sakkari’s most significant result of this year was getting to the final in St. Petersburg and Indian Wells.

Sakkari
Berlin
Sakkari's Record

Serena Williams and Maria Sakkari squared off only on 2 occasions. Their actual record is 1-1. The last time they squared off, Serena Williams won 6-3 6-7(6) 6-3 in the 4th round in New York (U.S. Open) in September 2020.

You can watch the highlights in the following video.

Serena Williams and Maria Sakkari

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