Serena Williams’ agent Jill Smoller has provided a brief but positive update on her client’s fitness. According to Smoller, Williams is undergoing rehabilitation and hopes to be back in time for the US Open.
Serena Williams suffered an injury to her right leg after slipping on court during her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich at Wimbledon. The 23-time Major champion received treatment but was unable to continue and conceded the match to the Belarusian.
The American legend did not reveal the extent of her injury at the time, and neither did her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. However, Mouratoglou did reveal that his charge was able to walk, indicating that the injury was not as serious as initially feared.
Now, Williams’ agent Jill Smoller, in a recent conversation with TMZ Sports, declared that the 39-year-old is “doing great.”
“She’s doing great,” Smoller said when asked how Serena Williams is feeling.
Smoller was then asked to provide an update regarding Serena’s return to the tour. Smoller said the 39-year-old was currently undergoing rehabilitation, but sounded confident that the World No. 16 will be fit in time for the US Open.
“Hopefully at the US Open (on when we can expect to see Serena Williams in action again),” Smoller said. “She’s just doing rehab.”
Lastly, when TMZ asked Williams’ agent if her client would soon be seen on tour, Smoller responded with an emphatic “hopefully.”