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Serena, Venus Williams and Leylah Hernandez not in Wimbledon 2022 entry list


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has not competed on the tour since injuring her hamstring at last year’s Wimbledon while 41-year-old Venus hasn’t played since August last year.

Serena Williams has not played on the tour since Wimbledon last year (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Serena Williams has not played since last year’s Wimbledon
  • A long injury layoff has kept the 23-time Grand Slam champion out of action
  • Leylah will miss Wimbledon due to a foot injury

Serena Williams and Venus Williams are among the big names who are not part of the entry list for Wimbledon 2022, released by organisers on Saturday.

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, has not played on the tour since injuring her hamstring in the first round match at last year’s Wimbledon. Serena pulled out of US Open last year citing the same injury concern. She did not start her season in Australia as she opted out of Australian Open 2022, saying her body was not at the desired physical condition.

Serena and Venus Williams did not appear on the women’s singles entry list released by Wimbledon.

Serena Williams has won seven titles at Wimbledon, most recently in 2016. The 40-year-old American was the runner-up there in 2018 and 2019.

Venus Williams is a five-time singles champion at Wimbledon and has seven major singles trophies in all. Her most recent match on tour came at Chicago last August. She turns 42 in two weeks.

However, the two players could wildcard entry to Wimbledon, which gets underway from June 27 to July 10.

Also missing from the entry list is Leylah Fernandez, the 2021 U.S. Open runner-up who injured her right foot during a loss at the French Open this week.



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