Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’
Serena Williams’ comeback against Caroline Wozniacki on Sunday will be her first match since she was sidelined with a left-knee injury late last year.
Williams (30-0), who won the U.S. Open earlier this month before her 12-month doping ban from tennis, will play the first time since her right knee was badly damaged in the 2014 season at the Australian Open.
The 34-year-old American said she was excited to get back on the court.
“I am so excited to be able to play on a court again,” Williams said on her Instagram page.
“After all my work and injuries it is so surreal and amazing. I need to play on the court and prove to everyone that I am back and I am ready and I am ready to try to do big things.”
Williams, who has won the last three majors, said she hoped her return to competitive tennis would be a big moment for women’s sport.
“I’m so happy about the women’s game, it was such an important part of my life that I want to be a part of it and I want more women to be involved and be active,” Williams said.
The former world No. 1 has not played since she was dumped with a right knee injury during the final of the Australian Open in January 2014.
Williams suffered a tear of her left anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee and has been hampered in her return to tennis since.
“The knee is in a bit of a state and I’m trying to be patient. I know I am strong when it comes to my knee,” Williams said.
“I don’t mind having to work, it’s all part of the process. I just want to come back and show people how I am so I am trying to get my knee right and I am going to go out and see what I can do here.”
Williams said she hoped her comeback would be