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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 22, 2022

Serena Williams continues to ratchet up her legendary grass court game at Eastbourne. The seven-time Wimbledon singles champion paired with Ons Jabeur for a second consecutive victory on Wednesday, 6-2, 6-4, over Hao-Ching Chan and Shuko Aoyama at the Rothesay International.

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It was a strong performance from the service stripe for Williams, who held serve in all five of her service games and saved a total of five break points – four with aces – in the second set.

Williams looked comfortable from the back court as well, as she grinds through the gears and looks to find her footwork and timing ahead of Wimbledon, where the 40-year-old has accepted a singles wild card.

“I think we played together much better today,” said a smiling Williams after the match. “Ons really held me up today – she was playing so good.”

Jabeur was a lot more engaged on Wednesday, compared to the pair’s opening round victory over Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova. She relaxed and let her racquet do the talking, taking over several points with dazzling tennis.

Both players appear to be enjoying the experience, while getting some low stress reps in ahead of Wimbledon.

Williams and Jabeur will face Aleksandra Krunic and Magda Linette in the semifinals. They will have a day off on Thursday and resume their quest for the title on Friday.


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