Overall, this was a great return for Serena. It took a little time for her to get comfortable, but once she did, there was no sign of rust on her game. With a strong women’s doubles field, no one is expecting a new team like Serena and Ons to go far, but this isn’t about winning, this is a tune up. If the real goal is to be in top form by Wimbledon, then the G.O.A.T. is off to a great start.

Rothesay International Eastbourne continues through June 25, and airs on Tennis Channel. The Championships 2022 at Wimbledon begin June 27 and air live on the ESPN networks.