Wimbledon: Serena Williams will in finding it difficult to win at All England Club, says Karolina Pliskova | Tennis News

Karolina Pliskova, a Wimbledon finalist remaining 12 months, does not assume Serena Williams could be a contender this 12 months, pronouncing: “I feel it is going to be tough, tremendous tough for her regardless of which more or less participant she is as a result of this can be a factor the place you continue to want a while”

Last Updated: 20/06/22 12:01pm


Can Serena Williams win Wimbledon? The 23-time Grand Slam champion will in finding it ‘tremendous tough’ in step with Karolina Pliskova

Karolina Pliskova has shot down tips Serena Williams can be a contender at Wimbledon, pronouncing it is going to be “tremendous tough for her regardless of which more or less participant she is”.

The 40-year-old stuck the tennis global chilly remaining Tuesday when she introduced her goal to play the 3rd main of the 12 months and at this week’s Rothesay International Eastbourne.

Williams suffered an harm to her proper leg at Wimbledon in 2021 and was once compelled to retire within the first spherical however has accredited a wild card to go back to the All England Club, the place she has gained the identify on seven events.

After being absent from the WTA Tour for one year, the American will spouse up with Ons Jabeur to play doubles at Eastbourne earlier than she as soon as once more makes an attempt to attract degree with Margaret Court’s tally of 24 Grand Slams.

“She is an incredible participant, she completed such a lot and nonetheless a lot of gamers will likely be tremendous scared to play her. This is her benefit however let’s examine the extent. I will not actually say”

Karolina Pliskova on Serena Williams

However, her previous sparring spouse Pliskova, a Wimbledon finalist remaining 12 months, does not imagine the American can be a contender this 12 months.

“I do not understand how lengthy it’s been since she has performed. Has it been a 12 months? It is a very long time and he or she isn’t the youngest to any extent further so I guess the frame additionally takes a while to get again into form.

“Playing fits at tournaments continues to be very a lot other to only practicing and from what I perceive, she isn’t taking part in (singles) right here, she is simply taking part in doubles.

“I feel it is going to be tough, tremendous tough for her regardless of which more or less participant she is as a result of this can be a factor the place you continue to want a while.

“But after all, she is an incredible participant, she completed such a lot and nonetheless a lot of gamers will likely be tremendous scared to play her. This is her benefit however let’s examine the extent. I will not actually say.”

Spain's Paula Badosa hopes to avoid Williams in the Wimbledon draw

Spain’s Paula Badosa hopes to steer clear of Williams within the Wimbledon draw

Spanish participant Paula Badosa maximum just lately beat Williams on the 2019 Australian Open, however she hopes to steer clear of Williams within the Wimbledon draw.

“I feel it stunned everybody however it is excellent to have her again. It actually amazes me how she has all this starvation for the sport,” Badosa mentioned of Williams.

“It is a brilliant inspiration. It is good to have her again and I am hoping she will also be again for a lot more time as a result of I feel she does excellent for tennis.

“But the opposite facet, after all I do not wish to play towards her! I am hoping the draw is going for any other participant as a result of no person desires to play towards Serena and no more on grass. Let’s pray for that!”

Jabeur and Williams will face Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova at Devonshire Park with the doubles fit anticipated to happen on Tuesday.

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