Serena Williams Wins First Singles Match In More Than A Year

For the first time in more than a year, US tennis star Serena Williams won a a singles match at a tournament in Toronto, Canada.

The 40-year-old won the singles match at the Canadian Open on Monday after a two-hour hard fought 6-3, 6-4 against Nuria Parrizas Diaz.

Clearly relieved at finally winning a singles match, Serena said in her post-match interview: “It’s great to be back in Toronto, I didn’t know if I would be able to play here again.

“This being one of my favourite stops on tour, I was really happy to be here again.

“Thank you everyone … I love you.”

It had been 14 months since Serena, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, enjoyed a singles win.

After a long layoff due to a knee injury that required surgery, Serena came back for Wimbledon just over a month ago, where she was knocked out in the first round by Harmony Tan, sparking talk of retirement. 

Questions about how long Serena can go on for may have to wait a little longer before they can be answered.