For the first time in a year, Serena Williams is taking part in a singles match.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion was forced to retire at Wimbledon last year after tearing her hamstring in her opening match.
Now, she’s back on the grass courts of SW19. She’ll have some youthful competition this time around, facing off against France’s Harmony Tan. Tan, a right-handed player, enters Tuesday’s match ranked No. 115 in the world.
The 24-year-old has yet to face a player of Williams’ caliber in her short career, and will be playing a main-draw match at Wimbledon for the first time
Nonetheless, the eyes of the tennis world will be fixated on Williams as she looks to find magic on that grassy Wimbledon court.
Interested in watching Williams’ return to the court? Sporting News has you covered on how to watch Williams and Tan face off:
How to watch Serena Williams vs. Harmony Tan at Wimbledon
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN+, ESPN3, fuboTV
ESPN will handle coverage of Williams and Tan’s opening round matchup on Tuesday. The match will also be live streamed on ESPN+, ESPN3 and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Canadian viewers can follow along with the match on TSN2, as well as TSN.ca and the TSN app.
What time does Serena Williams vs. Harmony Tan start?
- Start time: Approximately noon ET.
Williams and Tan will likely be on the court around noon ET, but the exact start time for the match depends on how quickly the two earlier matches that take place on Centre Court end.
No. 1 player in the world Iga Swiatek takes on Jana Fett at 8:30 a.m. ET, while Rafael Nadal and Francisco Cerundolo are scheduled to play prior to Williams and Tan.
Serena Williams’ history at Wimbledon
Williams has made Wimbledon her playground throughout the course of her career, hoisting the Venus Rosewater Dish seven times. She’s tied with Steffi Graf for the second-most Wimbledon titles in her career, trailing record-holder Martina Navritilova, who has nine.
The last time Williams won Wimbledon was in 2016, when she defeated Germany’s Angelique Kerber in straight sets.
Wimbledon 2022 TV schedule
|Date||Time (ET)||Round||US TV channel||Canada TV channel|
|Tue., June 28||6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||First round||ESPN||TSN1 / 2/5|
|Wed., June 29||6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Second round||ESPN||TSN1 / 2/5|
|Thu., June 30||6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Second round||ESPN||TSN1 / 2/5|
|Fri., July 1||6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.||Third round||ESPN||TSN1 / 5|
|Sat., July 2||8 a.m.-1 p.m.||Third round||ESPN||TSN1 / 2|
|Sun., July 3||8 a.m.-1 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN||TSN1 / 2|
|Mon., July 4||6 a.m.-4 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPN2||TSN1 / 2/5|
|8 a.m.-4 p.m.||ESPN||TSN1 / 2/5|
|Tue., July 5||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Quarterfinals (women)||ESPN/ESPN2||TSN1 / 4/5|
|Wed., July 6||8 a.m.-3 p.m.||Quarterfinals (men)||ESPN/ESPN2||TSN1 / 4/5|
|Thu., July 7||8 a.m.-1 p.m.||Semifinals (women)||ESPN||TSN1 / 5|
|1-2:30 p.m.||Mixed doubles final||ESPN||TSN1 / 5|
|Fri., July 8||8 a.m.-2 p.m.||Semifinals (men)||ESPN||TSN1 / 4|
|Sat., July 9||9-11:30 a.m.||Championship (women)||ESPN||TSN1 / 4|
|11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.||Doubles championship (men)||ESPN||TSN1 / 4|
|Sun., July 10||9 a.m.-noon||Championship (men)||ESPN||TSN1 / 4|
|Noon-3 p.m.||Doubles championship (women)||ESPN||TSN1 / 4|