Serena Williams Partners With Ons Jabeaur In First With Doubles Win To Mark Return

By Chigozie Anueyiagu, The Nigerian Voice Sports

American tennis veteran, Serena Williams teamed up with African no 1 Ons Jabeaur in doubles at Eastbourne to mark return with a win.The 23-time grand-slam champion made her comeback appearance 12 months after she was forced to retire in the first round at Wimbledon due to a right leg injury.

Serena Williams enjoyed a triumphant return to tennis on Tuesday

after she partnered up with Ons Jabeur for a 2-6 6-3 13-11 doubles win over Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo in t

Williams took her time to warm up but soon showed flashes of her old self and hit numerous volleyed winners to help the new doubles duo begin with a victory in their last-16 tie at Devonshire Park.

Excited Williams told reporters that "It was so fun to play with Ons. We had fun. Our opponents played amazing and we were just trying to stay in there."

Asked whether they will play doubles together at Wimbledon, Williams added: "We're taking this show on the road! No, we're just taking it one day at a time