Former British No. 1 Tim Henman feels it will be "difficult" for Serena Williams to win Wimbledon but adds such a great champion definitely can't be ruled out from the title contention. Williams, 40, is set to play her first singles tournament in 12 month, and while some feel it's a bit unrealistic to expect Williams to win Wimbledon, some think a player with such grass history could definitely do it.
“I think it will be difficult (for Williams to win Wimbledon),” Henman told Insider, as quoted on Eurosport. “But when you've got her grass-court pedigree and you've got her success and her ability on these courts, anything's possible.
But I would put her down as an outsider, not one of the favourites at this stage”.
Henman: Amazing that Williams is playing Wimbledon
"It's amazing that she still has that hunger and desire and motivation to be competing," Henman said.
"I think for the spectators it would be brilliant to watch." Last week, Williams revealed her plans to compete at Wimbledon. 12 months ago, Williams tore her hamstring during her Wimbledon first round match. After spending 12 months sidelined, Williams is set to return to action at the place where she has won seven titles.
"I didn't retire," Williams said. "I just needed to heal physically, mentally. And, yeah, I had no plans, to be honest. I just didn't know when I would come back. I didn't know how I would come back. Obviously Wimbledon is such a great place to be, and it just kind of worked out." In the Wimbledon first round, Williams will face Harmony Tan.
Williams and Han will be going head-to-head for the first time when they meet in the Wimbledon first round. Williams is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and it would be quite a story if she somehow ended victorious at The All England Club this year.