15 Jun 2011

Serena enjoying the cool English summer

1:39 pm on 15 June 2011

The former tennis world number one Serena Williams says she's enjoying the slightly cooler English summer after the American won her first match back after almost a year out of the sport due to injury and illness.

The defending Wimbledon champion started slowly before recovering to beat Tsvetana Pironkova in three sets to join sister Venus in the second round of the Eastbourne tournament.

Williams, a 13-time grand slam champion, was making her long awaited return to the court after battling a foot injury and blood clots in her lungs.