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Wimbledon 2022 Live: Serena Williams to face Harmony Tan in Wimbledon first round

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Wimbledon 2022 Live: Serena Williams was on Friday drawn to face France’s Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon as she returns to singles action after a year away. Follow Wimbledon 2022 Live Updates with InsideSport.IN

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, who has dropped to 1,204th in the world rankings, is unseeded for the tournament at the All England Club, which starts on Monday.

The 2022 Wimbledon draw is out, and pits seven-time champion Serena Williams against Harmony Tan in the first round, with a potential third-round clash against 2021 finalist Karolina Pliskova looming.

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Wimbledon 2022 Live: Serena Williams to face Harmony Tan in Wimbledon first round

Tan, 24, is ranked 113rd in the world.

Top seed Iga Swiatek, who won the French Open earlier this month, opens her campaign against Croatian qualifier Jana Fett.

Elsewhere, No.1 seed Iga Swiatek will have the chance to make history when she opens against qualifier Jana Fett, while 2017 champion Garbiñe Muguruza has landed in a stacked section also containing former major winners Bianca Andreescu and Sloane Stephens.

Williams’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a blow after doubles partner Ons Jabeur withdrew from the Eastbourne tournament because of a knee injury on Thursday.

Wildcard Serena Williams will make her return to singles competition at Wimbledon 2022 against Harmony Tan, with Karolina Pliskova and Coco Gauff in the same section; while No.1 seed Iga Swiatek will bid for a historic milestone against Jana Fett in the first round.

The last of the American’s Grand Slam singles titles came at the Australian Open in 2017.

Williams won the seventh and most recent of her seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016.

Wimbledon 2022 Live: Serena Williams to face Harmony Tan in Wimbledon first round

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