SERENA WILLIAMS made a sensational comeback simply 4 months after giving start to her daughter Alexis Olympia.
The tennis star, who boasts 23 grand slam singles titles, narrowly misplaced her Abu Dhabi debut to the French Open Champion Jelena Ostapenko.
Williams misplaced the primary set, however clawed again within the second solely to be pipped on the publish within the remaining set, throughout a tie-break.
Following the match, that ended 2-6,6-Three,5-10, the American star stated: “First matches again are at all times laborious, particularly after having a child, nevertheless it’s nice to be right here.”
The 36-year-old mirrored on the change in mentality and stated: “Motherhood is phenomenal. I used to be a bit anxious on the market – I checked out my camp and requested “is Olympia okay?” nevertheless it’s good to be again on the courtroom.
“This was such time for me.”
Lamenting on her efficiency, the smiling star stated: “It is actually good. I am excited. It is good to be again on the courtroom.”
Enjoying on the exhibition match in Abu Dhabi was a primary for the American- the occasion was nicely chosen as a big comeback.
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The tennis star is a shining beacon in sport- she received the Australian open whereas pregnant and returns to the courtroom when her child is simply 4 months previous.
Jessica Ennis Hill was one other Mum that returned to the highest of her recreation after giving start to her first baby.
These unbelievable sportswomen have pushed their our bodies to the acute with a purpose to be the most effective on the planet.
The match in Abu Dhabi was considerably of a heat up for the all-time nice as she heads down below for the Australian open, trying to defend the title she received in January 2017.
Earlier this 12 months, Sunsport reported that Marion Bartoli was noticed coaching forward of an anticipated comeback and the WTA event will see her return to the courtroom after a 4 12 months break.
Andy Murray additionally misplaced in his exhibition match, after a number of months out, however hopped on a aircraft that was Australian sure to compete within the open too.
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