— Fans Eager To Know WHAT SERENA WILLIAMS DO Since Tennis Season Is Only 10 Days Away
— The 23-time grand slam champion has not played since winning the Australian Open in January.
— Serena Williams to return to tennis at Mubadala World Tennis Championship
Serena Williams will make her return to tennis at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship this week, according to reports.
The new tennis season is only 10 days away, and in that time, fans have burning questions: what’s in store for Williams, the all-time talent and new mother who hasn’t played since last January?
The 23-time grand slam champion has not played competitively since winning the Australian Open in January, taking time out from the sport to give birth to her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, in September.
Williams not only won an Australian Open championship at 35 — breaking Steffi Graf’s Open Era record for most Grand Slam singles titles in the process — she did so while eight weeks pregnant. Her opponent in that Aussie final? Sister Venus Williams, now 37, who in 2017 also reached the Wimbledon finals, and the semifinals of the U.S. Open, during a revival year that saw her climb all the way to No. 5 in the world rankings.