(ANSA) – LONDON, JUN 22 – Serena Williams qualified for the semifinals of the doubles tournament on the grass in Eastbourne, paired with the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, beating the Japanese Shuko Aoyama and the Taiwanese Chan Hao-Ching in two sets (6-2, 6-4). In the aftermath of her return to competition after a year off, Williams showed improvements in both reflexes and serve. Better was her understanding of her with her partner, with whom she had never played before this tournament.
“We played much better together today, even though we had already played well on Tuesday. But today Ons really supported me.
I looked at it and thought ‘wow, this is fantastic’ “, commented Serena after the game. Williams and Jabeur will face Poland’s Magda Linette and Serbia’s Aleksandra Krunic in the semifinal. (ANSA).