Serena Williams’ comeback cut short by Ons Jabeur injury at Eastbourne
Serena Williams’s comeback tournament in Eastbourne came to an end on Thursday after her doubles partner, Ons Jabeur, withdrew from their doubles semi-final citing a knee injury. Jabeur slipped awkwardly in their first-round match, briefly touching her right knee, but she did not appear to be hampered by injury afterwards. It is hoped Jabeur’s retirement is merely precautionary with Wimbledon next week.
Having won the second biggest title of her career last week in Berlin, Jabeur is one of the tournament favourites in the women’s draw. Next week she will rise to a new career high singles ranking of No 2, making her the highest ranked African singles player in history.
An early end to their Eastbourne run was not bad news for Williams, who was merely competing for match …
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