Serena Williams’ injury-filled 2021 fueling her Wimbledon return

Serena Williams is looking for redemption at Wimbledon this season after retiring during the first round of the championship last year.

The 40-year-old, who has won Wimbledon seven times prior, said that how things ended in 2021 is still on her mind.

“Yeah, it was a lot of motivation to be honest,” Williams told reporters, per ESPN.com.

“It was always something since the match ended that was always on my mind.

So it was a tremendous amount of motivation for that.

You never want any match to end like that. It’s really unfortunate.

“It was always something since the match ended that was always on my mind.

So it was a tremendous amount of motivation for that.

You never want any match to end like that. It’s really unfortunate.

“I felt like last year was tough. I felt like I was injured for most of the year. Then I ripped my hamstring.