Serena Williams looks on great form as she shows off her backhand ahead of Wimbledon

Serena Williams looked on in great form on Saturday as she showed off her backhand during a training session at London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

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The American Tennis Ace, 40, also sported black tape on her face as she prepared to take part in the Wimbledon tennis tournament after gaining a wildcard entry in the ladies’ singles.

Serena, who was forced to pull out of the first round of the Championships due to injury last year, Wears medical tape on her face as it helps to relieve the pressure and pain of her sinus problems.

Nice one! Serena Williams looked on great form on Saturday as she showed off her backhand during a training session at London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

And it appears the sinus relief was certainly a good shout as she looked as ready as ever to take on her opponent at the prestigious tournament.

The star sported tennis whites for a practice session, teaming a white Nike long-sleeved top with a matching pleated tennis dress.

Serena teamed her look with white socks and trainers and shielded her eyes from the sun with a coordinating white visor.

Practice: The American tennis ace, 40, also sported black tape on her face as she prepared to take part in the Wimbledon tennis tournament after gaining a wildcard entry in the ladies' singles

Practice: The American tennis ace, 40, also sported black tape on her face as she prepared to take part in the Wimbledon tennis tournament after gaining a wildcard entry in the ladies’ singles

The mother-of-one, who swept her curly locks into a high ponytail, was in great spirits as she was seen smiling away during her session on the court.

She was even seen larking around with a member of her team who kindly applied sunscreen to her face.

The training session comes days after Serena delighted crowds at Eastbourne on Tuesday night by teaming up with Ons Jabeur to emerge victorious from her first match since limping out of Wimbledon last year.

Williams was clearly delighted after the scratch duo overcame Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova 3-6 6-3 13-11 in a deciding Champions tiebreak.

Medical reason: Serena, who was forced to pull out of the first round of the Championships due to injury last year, Wears medical tape on her face as it helps to relieve the pressure and pain of her sinus problems

Medical reason: Serena, who was forced to pull out of the first round of the Championships due to injury last year, Wears medical tape on her face as it helps to relieve the pressure and pain of her sinus problems

Awesome!  And it appears the sinus relief was certainly a good shout as she looked as ready as ever to take on her opponent at the prestigious tournament

Awesome! And it appears the sinus relief was certainly a good shout as she looked as ready as ever to take on her opponent at the prestigious tournament

Style: The star sported tennis whites for the practice session, teaming a white Nike long-sleeved top with a matching pleated tennis dress

Style: The star sported tennis whites for the practice session, teaming a white Nike long-sleeved top with a matching pleated tennis dress

However, she did not wish to look beyond her appointment at the All England Club next week, which will surely feel more comfortable having come through an excellent workout.

‘Oh my god it was so fun to play with Ons. It was great. We had a lot of fun, ‘said Williams. ‘I’m literally taking it one day at a time. I’m not making any decisions after this.

‘I love tennis and love playing but I also love what I do off the court.’

She was coy about much preparation she has done for this trip. ‘I have been doing a lot of training, my body feels great,’ she added, having admitted that she went ‘cold turkey’ after getting injected at SW19 a year ago.

Details: Serena teamed her look with white socks and trainers and shielded her eyes from the sun with a coordinating white visor

Details: Serena teamed her look with white socks and trainers and shielded her eyes from the sun with a coordinating white visor

Fabulous: The mother-of-one who swept her curly locks into a high ponytail

Fighting fit: The star looked at great form on Saturday

Fabulous: The mother-of-one who swept her curly locks into a high ponytail

Happy days: Serena was in great spirits as she was seen smiling away during her session on the court

Happy days: Serena was in great spirits as she was seen smiling away during her session on the court

Safety first!  She was even seen larking around with a member of her team who kindly applied sunscreen to her face

Safety first! She was even seen larking around with a member of her team who kindly applied sunscreen to her face

Helping hand: The sportswoman was in a good mood as her team topped up her sun protection

Helping hand: The sportswoman was in a good mood as her team topped up her sun protection

Meanwhile, away from the court, Serena and husband Alexis Ohanian glowed with their daughter Olympia, four, reached a new milestone earlier this month.

Alexis, who co-founded Reddit, posted a heartwarming family photo on Instagram and gushed: ‘First ballet recital for @olympiaohanian in the books.’

The sweet snap showed Alexis beaming as Serena cradled their little girl, who was still wearing her tutu from her big performance.

Olympia’s parents apparently showered her with praise after the recital, as both of them were carrying bouquets in her Honor.

The little tyke, whose full name is Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was celebrating her latest achievement with a ring pop.

'Proud of you, Junior!': Meanwhile, away from the court, Serena and husband Alexis Ohanian glowed with pride as their daughter Olympia, four, reached a new milestone earlier this month

‘Proud of you, Junior!’: Meanwhile, away from the court, Serena and husband Alexis Ohanian glowed with pride as their daughter Olympia, four, reached a new milestone earlier this month

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