23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is synonymous with American tennis. However, she has not graced the tennis court in almost six months now. Since Wimbledon 2021, Serena has not played on the tour at all. This is because she incurred a hamstring injury in her right leg during her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
In fact, she had to exit the match midway after the injury, and that too, in tears. Ever since then, the megastar has not made her come back yet. Now, a cryptic tweet by Serena Williams has got speculations going and fans in a frenzy, as it hints towards an imminent comeback for the icon.
Is a comeback imminent for Serena Williams?
Serena Williams‘ hamstring injury has taken several months off the tour for the 40-year-old champion. Moreover, she even had to miss out on the US Open owing to her injury, withdrawing because she hadn’t fully recovered yet.
Thus, many had expected her to make her return to the tour during the Summer of Tennis in Australia, and potentially play for a 24th Grand Slam at the 2022 Australian Open. However, fans had sad news in store for them when Serena Williams pulled out of the Happy Slam as well.
Citing medical reasons, Serena stated that her team had decided her recovery was not complete yet. Subsequently, there was no information about when Serena might return to the court. After all, she is also involved in raising her 4-year-old toddler Olympia. Furthermore, Serena also handles multiple businesses and ventures, having invested in several of them.
Nevertheless, Serena well intends to return to the tennis court and the tour when her recovery process is complete. Now, she set Twitter ablaze with excitement and speculation when a fan tweeted Serena and asked her to come back. In fact, it was quite a simple tweet. “Come back @serenawilliams,” the fan’s tweet read.
However, Serena a few hours later, Serena responded to the tweet with one single word that was enough to get fans’ hopes soaring. “Coming!!!!” Serena tweeted in response. Could this mean that Serena is now close to returning to the WTA tour?
Twitterati in a frenzy after Serena’s tweet
Naturally, one of the biggest icons of the sport cryptically tweeting about coming back would get their fans excited. That is precisely what happened.
“Ok bc these tournaments are not the same without your presence, Queen!“ a Twitter user responded, expressing how Serena’s absence always sticks out like a sore thumb at Grand Slams and WTA events.
Another Twitter user expressed their desire to see Serena return at the Miami Open. However, it wasn’t just to see the megastar, but because they also “need a vacation”. Talk about two birds with one stone.
Of course, talking about the comeback of one of the greatest sports icons of all time would also entail discussing another icon in the same situation. A user replied to Serena’s tweet, asking her to bring along 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer with her when she comes back.
How excited are you to see Serena Williams potentially go for her 24th Grand Slam this year?