Serena Williams happy with Wimbledon preparations

16/06/2011

Wimbledon hospitality guests may be interested to hear that Serena Williams has spoken of how she is confident she can defend the crown she won last year.

The former world number one has been out of the game for almost 12 months after suffering a foot injury followed by a blood clot, but says she is not concerned by her lack of court time.

"I definitely think I have enough grass court tennis," she said, adding: "I couldn't be happier with the amount of tennis that I've played."

This week's tournament at Eastbourne was the American's first competitive appearance since her injury and saw her beat Tsvetana Pironkova in three sets in the opening round before losing to Vera Zvonareva, who is the second seed for the grand slam championship.

Williams will be the seventh seed at Wimbledon despite her long absence from the game, with tournament referee Andrew Jarrett explaining her past achievements at the competition have been taken into account when deciding on the positions.

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