According to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou, American Serena Williams ‘should’ be fully fit in time to take part in this year’s Wimbledon, the BBC report.

This comes days after the 36-year-old pulled out of her last-16 match at the French Open against Maria Sharapova with an injury meaning she couldn’t serve without pain.

The injury to the 23-time Grand Slam champion is thought to be in her right pectoral muscle, with coach Mouratoglou claiming it was the right decision to pull out of the highly anticipated match between the pair.

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When asked about Williams’ chances of being fit for Wimbledon, Mouratoglou, talking to the BBC, said:

Within two weeks she should recover and will be able to hit again. Then she has 15 days to do a lot of fitness and improve her speed on court. She should be ready for Wimbledon.

Williams looked back to her best in the early rounds at Roland Garros, which was her first Grand Slam since returning to tennis after giving birth to her first child last September.

A win at Wimbledon would make Williams an eight-time singles champion, however, the American will be hoping to get enough practise in before the tournament gets underway on 2nd July.