Ahead of playing in the singles at Wimbledon next week, there were signs that Serena Williams is regaining some sharpness after nearly a year out.
With no competitive tennis since 2021, Serena Williams is now ranked No. 1,204 in singles and wasn’t among the seeded players for Wimbledon.
Dominic Thiem, a 28-year-old Austrian once ranked No. 3 but now No. 194, was 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 by Bolivian Hugo Dellien.
Iga Swiatek routed Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-1 to extend her winning streak to 27 matches and reach the Italian Open final.
Belinda Bencic, seeded 10th, won the summit clash in three sets. This is her first WTA title since Tokyo Olympics.