Serena Williams lost in the first round in her much-anticipated comeback at Wimbledon.

    After a year’s break, the seven-time tournament winner lost to French outsider Harmony Tan 5:7, 6:1, 6:7 (7:10). For a long time, Williams was a shadow of the player who won 23 Grand Slam titles. Her skills rarely flashed.

    After leaving the All England Club exactly a year ago, the 40-year-old had not played a match on the tour. First with a hamstring injury, then her life next to the tennis courts came to the fore. Williams showed up at the Oscars, the Met Gala or took care of her investment company “Serena Ventures”.

    At Wimbledon, she initially left open whether she would continue her comeback, which she allegedly decided only a few weeks ago, on the tennis tour.

    Against Tan she had already served to win at 5:4 in the decisive set and yet gave up the passage to the next round.