Serena Williams will workforce up with planet No. 4 Ons Jabeur at the Rothesay Worldwide Eastbourne as she continues her Wimbledon preparation.
The 28-time big champion will make her competitive return soon after just about a yr out with an injuries she sustained in the initial round at Wimbledon previous 12 months.
Williams and Jabeur have been drawn into the bottom 50 % as their opponents have been verified.
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They will engage in unseeded duo Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo in the first round, and if they progress will take on either No. 4 seeds Lucie Hradecka and Sania Mirza, or Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao-Ching.
Planet No. 3 Paula Badosa – who tops the singles draw and is established to play her 1st event of the grass-court docket time – will lead the field, even though Jabeur, world No. 6 Maria Sakkari, and earth No.7 Karolina Pliskova spherical out the top rated four seeds in Eastbourne.
No. 6 seed Coco Gauff, and No. 7 seed Barbora Krejcikova have both of those been positioned in the prime half of the draw together with Badosa, previous champion Pliskova, and two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, seeded 14th.
The top 16 seeds have automated byes into the next spherical.
Williams made the lower for the prestigious match as a result of a wildcard entry, with the 40-yr-old confirming her inclusion previous 7 days.
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Resource: Euro Sporting activities