Seven-time Wimbledon champion lost in the opening round. Throughout her career, Serena Williams has enjoyed few things more than a comeback.
She underwent knee surgery in 2003 and returned to grand slam winning in 2004. When the 2007 Australian Open got underway, she was rated 81st, but she ended up winning.
She recovered from a pulmonary embolism in 2011 and went on to live her finest years. She experienced a potentially fatal pregnancy in 2017, yet she recovered and advanced to four grand slam finals.
Williams has been a professional tennis player for 27 years, and during that time, she has seen several generations come and go. Most of her contemporaries are now retired.
However, time changes everything, and a turbulent night on Centre Court highlighted the challenges she would encounter in the later part of her career.
Serena Williams missed 52 weeks of singles competition after tearing her hamstring in a fall on Centre Court last year. She finally returned on Tuesday.
Williams fought valiantly and rallied after falling behind a set before falling to Harmony Tan of France in the opening round 7-5, 1-6, 7-6. (7). Williams faced a player who gave her none and was sluggish and insecure.