After the win, the 23-time Grand Slam winner admitted there were moments during her 12-month layoff when she feared she would never return.
“It’s double, I’m only playing in the middle of the pitch, but I’ve been training a lot and so it’s pretty cool. You know what, I’m literally taking it one day at a time,” added Williams. “I really took my time with my hamstring injury, so I won’t be making many decisions after this.
“It was great out there and so much fun playing with Ons, we had a lot of fun. Our opponents played great and we were happy to stay there.”
Last week, Wimbledon organizers announced that Williams had been awarded a wildcard to compete in the singles draw at the All England Club.
Williams is chasing Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, with her latest Grand Slam victory at the 2017 Australian Open.
“I should have had it (the record), really, I had a lot of opportunities to have it. But I’m not giving up.”