The 33-year-old American has played just one competitive match since August 2013 as he’s dealt with anxiety issues.
After winning titles again on Wimbledon’s grass, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams showed they can cut a rug, too.
Williams defeated Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday to reach her eighth Wimbledon championship match and 25th career Grand Slam final.
In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena Williams dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes.
Down 3-1 to a qualifier on the first day of Wimbledon, Serena Williams was not about to drop the opening set as she did four times during her run to the French Open title.
After losing in the French Open final, Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway.
The top-ranked Williams took the last six games and added to her championships on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013.
Ill and sluggish, Serena Williams overcame a big deficit to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday.
In a riveting showdown between the last two American women in the draw, the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams came back to edge Sloane Stephens 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.
If everyone else wants to look ahead to a potential marquee quarterfinal, the players who met in two of the past three finals at the French Open do not.
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This week Tiger is back at Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times. But he’ll start Thursday’s first round ranked 56th in the world.
Some called the request by a male presenter sexist. “I wouldn’t ask Rafa or Roger to twirl,” Serena Williams said Thursday, referring to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s career.