Serena Williams’ doubles marketing campaign at Eastbourne International has ended as a result of an damage to her associate Ons Jabeur, organisers mentioned on Thursday.
Eastbourne International: Serena’s doubles marketing campaign ends as a result of associate Jabeur’s damage (Reuters Photo)
HIGHLIGHTSSerena Williams’ doubles marketing campaign at Eastbourne International has endedSerena’s doubles associate Ons Jabeur has injured her proper kneeWilliams and Jabeur received their first two matches within the event
Serena Williams and her doubles associate Ons Jabeur needed to withdraw from their Rothesay International semifinal towards Aleksandra Krunic and Magda Linette as a result of a proper knee damage to Jabeur.
Tunisian Jabeur, ranked third on the earth in singles, has injured her proper knee, Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) mentioned in a social media submit.
Williams and Jabeur received their first two matches within the event and have been scheduled to play within the semi-finals towards Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia and Poland’s Magda Linette.
The WTA 500 event was the primary aggressive occasion for Williams — although she picked solely doubles — for the reason that 23-time main champion limped out of her first-round match eventually yr’s Wimbledon in tears as a result of a leg damage.
The 40-year-old, who has received seven Wimbledon singles titles, has taken a singles wildcard for the grasscourt main — the principle draw of which begins on Monday.
Krunic and Linette will contest their first WTA doubles ultimate as a staff. It will likely be Krunic’s tenth doubles ultimate total, and Linette’s fifth. Krunic already owns 5 WTA doubles titles, whereas Linette received her first in Charleston this yr alongside Andreja Klepac.