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Serena eyes return

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LOS ANGELES (AFP) — American superstar Serena Williams said she’s ready to play “real tennis” after the enforced rest of coronavirus quarantine.

“I really look forward to getting back on the court,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said in a chat with elder sister Venus during an Instagram Live workout.

“It’s what I do best. I absolutely love playing.”

Tennis is on hiatus until at least mid-July thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic with the French Open postponed until autumn and Wimbledon canceled for the first time since World War II.

Serena said she would come to see the break as “a necessary evil.”

“I felt like my body needed it, even though I didn’t want it,” said the 38-year-old, who last won a Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open.

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