London: Serena Williams will face France’s Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon. This is because the 23 Grand Slam champions have returned to singles action for the first time in a year next week.

The 40-year-old American avoids big names and gets the chance to take part in a tournament with the world’s number 113 Tan. Because she is targeting the unlikely eighth title.

Williams hasn’t played a singles match since he retired from the injury in the first round a year ago.

Topseed Iga Sifion, who won 35 games, will face Croatian qualifier Jana Fett in the opening round.

British US Open champion Emma Raducanu faces a tricky opening match against experienced Belgian Alison van Utvank.

Former champion Simona Halep, the 16th seed, will probably appear in the first round of clash picks when she plays against Czech Karolina Muchova.

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