Wimbledon 2022: No Russians, no rankings, but Serena’s back

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal practices against Italy's Matteo Berrettini on Center Court ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in London, Thursday, June 23, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic practices on Center Court ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in London, Thursday, June 23, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

  • Serena Williams walks to the practice courts ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England, on Thursday. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

WIMBLEDON, England — At least at the outset, before a tennis ball is struck, this edition of Wimbledon is as much about who — and what — is missing as who’s here.