Positioned a humble 1,204 on the planet and without a cutthroat singles match in a year, Serena Williams will clear into Wimbledon focusing on what might be her greatest triumph.
The seven-time champion at the All England Club will likewise be pursuing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
The chances have seldom been so stacked against the incomparable American who can turn into the main unseeded lady to win Wimbledon.
With her 41st birthday only three months away, the American star has been frustratingly marooned on 23 Slams since winning a seventh Australian Open in 2017 while pregnant.
She was sprinter up at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 and 2019 as Margaret Court’s unsurpassed record of 24 majors stayed distant.
“I didn’t resign. I simply had to mend genuinely, and intellectually. I had no plans. I simply didn’t have the foggiest idea when I would return. I didn’t have any idea how I would return,” said the 40-year-old on Saturday.
Williams got ready for Wimbledon by playing duplicates with Ons Jabeur at Eastbourne and begins her All England Club crusade against France’s Harmony Tan, positioned 113 and who is making her competition debut.