By HOWARD FENDRICH, Tennis Author at AP
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Serena Williams will start her return to Wimbledon by dealing with Concord Tan, a 24-year-old from France, who ranks 113th and holds a 2-6 profession document in Grand Slam.
Williams’ placement within the girls’s group was probably the most anticipated facet of Friday’s draw on the All England Membership. She is making her first look as a bachelor in each event since she injured her proper leg and stopped taking part in throughout the first set of her first spherical match at Heart Court docket a yr in the past.
As a result of lack of its exercise over the past 12 months, Williams – which has been no. 1 within the standings – is out of the WTA high 1200 this week and so may have completed anyplace on the sphere and towards any opponent within the first spherical.
Whereas the 40-year-old American’s document deserved a reduce, the Membership of England now strictly adheres to the rating in figuring out the way it locations gamers.
Williams has received seven Wimbledon championships, a part of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a document for the skilled period. In the meantime, Tan will make her debut within the grass subject event.
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