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Serena Williams Announces Return To Tennis Next Week, Fours Months After Childbirth

27 December 2017, 01:00 | Sylvia Adams

Serena Williams to play first match since daughter's birth

Serena set to return to tennis in Abu Dhabi exhibition against Ostapenko

Williams, who married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month, said in a statement that she was "delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi".

Serena Williams is due to make her long-awaited return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week as the 23-time grand slam champion prepares for her Australian Open title defence in Melbourne next month.

Williams, who claimed the 2017 Australian Open title while pregnant, hasn't competed for nearly 11 months, taking an enforced hiatus from sport to give birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in September.

The former world number one can equal Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles, although she will have to make do with a low seeding Down Under after slipping to 22nd in the rankings.

Williams and Ostapenko will be the first women ever to participate in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship which was previously contested by only male players, who warmed up there ahead of the season-opening Australian Open.

It'll be her first outing since the birth of her daughter.

It is the first time a women's tennis match will be staged at the Abu Dhabi showpiece.


Tennis star Serena Williams is coming to the United Arab Emirates to play at the Mudabala World Tennis Championship.

"I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th Edition of the Championship very soon", the excited Williams said.

American tennis idol Serena Williams will soon return to action after nearly a year of absence due to maternity leave.

The Serb has not played competitively since his quarter-final loss at Wimbledon in July because of an elbow injury.

Ticket holders for day 3 can attend Williams' match.

The photo itself is a simple selfie of Williams and her firstborn, but what we love most about it isn't necessarily what's in the foreground.



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