Serena Williams wins on her comeback game, beats Tsvetana Pironkova at AEGON in first round

By on Jun 15, 2011 in Europe, Sports, Tennis Comments

Serena Williams won over Tsvetana Pironkova on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, on her comeback game in Eastbourne, England after almost a year of absence due to foot injury.

Serena Williams, on first set of the 2011 AEGON
International against Tsvetana Pironkova

Image Credit: Getty Images

According to international sports news sites on Tuesday, Serena Williams beat Bulgarian tennis player Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round of the 2011 AEGON International, 1-6, 6-3 and 6-4.

Serena Williams, a 13-time Grand Slam tennis champion, was seen slow in the start of the match but recovered and won the game after not playing tennis since July when she had a foot injury.

Last March, Serena’s spokesman reportedly announced that the athlete suffered from hematoma and pulmonary embolism but the 29-year old tennis player later said she has started to go back for training.

On Tuesday, Serena lost the first set and produced a double fault in her first service game but her momentum returned and won the next two sets over Pironkova, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals last year.

Apparently, the game was watched by Venus Williams, Serena’s older sister and a five-time Wimbledon champion, and their father Richard.

Later in the second round, Serena Williams was said to be facing either face British wildcard Heather Watson or Russian Vera Zvonareva, who currently ranked World No. 3 by the WTA.

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