Venus Williams picks up her first win over Serena since 2014 by prevailing 6-3, 6-4 in R3 at Indian Wells.
Venus Williams called her lucky for playing more matches than her sister Serena. But that is only for the ongoing Indian Wells. The elder of the two sisters came out on
Serena Williams conceded she had been rusty on her return to professional tennis after more than a year away from the game but still did enough to secure a 7-5 6-3 win over Zarina Diyas in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Williams, who had not played a singles
Serena Williams was understandably far from her best in her return to competition on Sunday but the greatest player of her generation said it was a positive step toward her goal of returning to the pinnacle of her sport.
Williams, playing her first official match since having a baby, and older
Serena Williams will be “ready to go” when she returns to action this week in the United States’ Fed Cup first round tie against the Netherlands, captain Kathy Rinaldi said on Wednesday.
Williams has not played a WTA tournament since she won the Australian Open title last year and skipped this
Serena Williams was eight weeks pregnant last year when she won the Australian Open for the seventh time to claim an Open-era record 23rd grand slam title.
Serena Williams reluctantly pulled out of this year’s Australian Open on Friday, the American saying that while she was close to regaining full fitness
The American, 36, will play world number seven Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match on 30 December during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
Williams, who has won an Open-era record 23 Grand Slams, said she was “delighted to be returning to the court”. She gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian
Serena Williams dropped a huge hint that she could soon be back on court with an Instagram photo of a pair of dazzling gold and white tennis shoes.
Williams, who won her 23rd grand slam singles title at last year’s Australian Open before taking time out to have her first child,
Australian Open director Craig Tiley has claimed that he expects Andy Murray and Serena Williams to compete in Melbourne in January.
The pair have been among a number of elite stars that have had time away from the court for numerous reasons since the summer.
Murray has been unable to play since
John McEnroe has proposed a men v women contest to prove his claim that Serena Williams would be ranked "700 in the world" on the men's circuit.
The seven-time Grand Slam champion said Williams was "the best female player ever" but against men it would be an "entirely different story".Williams, a
Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy with the world last week but spilled the beans when she accidentally uploaded the "20 weeks" photo of herself.
Williams, who was wearing a yellow swimsuit in the 'selfie', quickly deleted the post but later confirmed her pregnancy via her publicist after