EASTBOURNE: Serena Williams' return continued as she and Ons Jabeur defeated Shuko Aoyama and Chan Hao-ching to advance to the Eastbourne doubles semifinals.
The American great defeated the doubles experts 6-2, 6-4, in just her second match in a year, displaying superb serving in the process.
She and Jabeur saved all nine of the break points they faced.
"Ons held me up today, she was so good," Williams said.
"I think we played together much better today - although I thought we played really well yesterday," she added.
Williams has been granted a singles wildcard for Wimbledon, which starts on Monday, but she teamed up with the third-ranked singles player from Tunisia to get some practise on grass courts.
Both players exhibit a combination of strength and finesse at the net, clearly demonstrating how much they enjoy playing alongside one another.
To get to the title bout, the two will lock horns with Poland's Magda Linette and Serbia's Aleksandra Krunic.