Jabeur Withdraws From Eastbourne Doubles with Leg Injury


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Serena Williams’ comeback will continue though not at Eastbourne.

The former world No. 1 will set her sights on her 21st Wimbledon appearance next week after doubles partner Ons Jabeur withdrew from their scheduled Eastbourne semifinal with a right knee injury.

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The withdrawal sends Alekdsandra Krunic and Magda Linette into the Eastbourne final on a walkover.

Williams and Jabeur were 6-2, 6-4 victors over Hao-Ching Chan and Shuko Aoyama at the Rothesay International on Eastbourne’s grass yesterday. That victory came after the pair squeezed out a dramatic 2-6, 6-3, 13-11 opening-round victory over Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo tha saw the 23-time Grand Slam champion take over the decisive tiebreaker. 

“I think we played together much better today,” Williams said the Wednesday doubles win. “Ons really held me up today. She was playing so good.”

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