Serena Williams is back on the grass. Nearly a year to the day Williams was forced to retire from her first-round match at Wimbledon after rupturing his hamstring, the seven-time champion returns to the All England Club to face France’s Harmony Tan.
Tan, 24, is one of the best young men in France. She is currently ranked outside the top 100, but has only two main draw wins at Grand Slam events and is playing Wimbledon for the first time. She’ll have her work cut out for Williams, who is perhaps the best female tennis player in history.
Williams is chasing her eighth title on Wimbledon grass, an astonishing number. At the age of 40, Williams didn’t have much time at the top level. But, one way or another, the eyes of the tennis world will be drawn to her on Tuesday when she returns on the famous Wimbledon grass.
Sporting News follows live updates from the first round match between Williams and Tan. Follow below for updates and highlights from each Tuesday’s action.
Serena Williams vs Harmony Tan results
Live updates against Serena Williams vs Harmony Tan, highlights of Wimbledon 2022
(All times Eastern.)
12:09 PM – A few moments away from Williams’ return to District Court. Rafael Nadal won his second set against Argentina’s Francisco Cerondolo
– Wimbledon (@wimbledon) June 28, 2022
– Wimbledon (@wimbledon) June 28, 2022
11:45 AM – Ahead of Williams’ return to action, here’s an expressive quote from Serena that lets people know how she thinks about entering Wimbledon.
Bryce Harper will require surgery to stabilize the fracture. There is optimism that he will play again this season after recovering for six weeks, give or take.
– Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) June 28, 2022
Check here for updates and highlights from the match as it kicks off.
How to watch Serena Williams vs Harmony Tan at Wimbledon
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN+, sling
For American viewers, ESPN will take over the broadcast duties for Serena Williams’ first-round match with Harmony Tan. The match will also be broadcast live on ESPN+ and sling.
In Canada, TSN2 will organize the match, along with TSN.ca and the TSN app.
What time does Serena Williams start against Harmony Tan?
- Starting time in the US/Canada: Approximately. 1 p.m. ET (6 p.m. local time in London)
Williams and Tan will likely take court at times around 1pm ET (3am EST, 18pm local time), although the actual start time depends on when the previous two matches will be played at Center Court.
It looks like the Nadal-Cyronolo match is preparing to end around 1pm
Serena Williams History at Wimbledon
Williams is one of the greatest players to ever pick up a bat and she has tended to prove it at Wimbledon. Williams has raised the Venus Rosewater Dish seven times in her career, tying with Steffi Graf for second-all-time among female players. Only Martina Navratilova has won the championship more than Williams and Graf, taking the trophy nine times.
Williams last won the championship in 2016, defeating German Angelique Kerber in straight sets. This was her second consecutive title at Wimbledon.
Wimbledon schedule 2022
The first round of Wimbledon ends on Tuesday 28 June. The tournament continues until Sunday, July 10, with the men’s singles tournament and the women’s doubles final.
This is the TV broadcast schedule for the remainder of the tournament.
|Date||time (Eastern time)||circular||American TV channel||Canada TV channel|
|Tuesday, June 28||6 AM – 4:30 PM||first round||ESPN||TSN1/2/5|
|Wednesday, June 29||6 AM – 4:30 PM||second round||ESPN||TSN1/2/5|
|Thursday 30 June||6 AM – 4:30 PM||second round||ESPN||TSN1/2/5|
|Friday 1 July||6 AM – 4:30 PM||third round||ESPN||TSN1 / 5|
|Saturday, July 2||8 AM – 1 PM||third round||ESPN||TSN1/2|
|Sunday 3 July||8 AM – 1 PM||round of 16||ESPN||TSN1/2|
|Monday 4th July||6 AM – 4 PM||round of 16||ESPN2||TSN1/2/5|
|8 AM – 4 PM||ESPN||TSN1/2/5|
|Tuesday, July 5||8 AM – 3 PM||Quarter-final rounds (women)||ESPN / ESPN2||TSN1 / 4/5|
|Wednesday, July 6||8 AM – 3 PM||Quarter-final rounds (men)||ESPN / ESPN2||TSN1 / 4/5|
|Thursday, July 7||8 AM – 1 PM||Semi-final rounds (women)||ESPN||TSN1 / 5|
|1-2:30 p.m.||Mixed doubles final||ESPN||TSN1 / 5|
|Friday July 8||8 AM – 2 PM||Semi-final rounds (men)||ESPN||TSN1/4|
|Saturday 9th July||9-11:30 AM||Championship (women)||ESPN||TSN1/4|
|11:30 AM – 3 PM||Doubles Championship (Men)||ESPN||TSN1/4|
|Sunday 10 July||9:00 noon||Championship (men)||ESPN||TSN1/4|
|Noon – 3 PM||Doubles Championship (women)||ESPN||TSN1/4|
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