Sunday, 17 June, 2018

Serena Williams' Return to Tennis Will Also Benefit a Great Cause

Serena Williams Serena Williams
Nellie Chapman | 08 March, 2018, 07:03

Williams, who has not played competitively at singles since winning the Australian Open in 2017, plays her first-round match at Indian Wells when she takes on Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas.

Yet with all respect to the fine 23-year-old player from the Ukraine, she was probably not the main attraction for the packed MSG.

"It is something I have thought about and would like to keep thinking about it".

Serena Williams has admitted she "definitely" wants another baby.

The pins will be available at her tournament matches in California and Miami, two places that the mommy-of-one calls home. She gave birth to her daughter and endured scary ordeal in the hospital after having an emergency C-section that left her bed-ridden for six weeks.

The world No4 picked up the Premier titles in Brisbane and Dubai, reached the quarters of the Australian Open, and last night, in one of tennis's most famous venues, New York's Madison Square Gardens, she even picked up the quarter-million-dollar title in the exhibition knock-out event, Tie-Break-Tens-and amid some pretty formidable competition.

Her infant daughter Alexis Olympia and husband Alexis Ohanian were not in attendance. Will the case still remain unsettled and she'll have to go gack to withdrawning from tournaments again? To leave, miss a year, have a child, and return at age 36?

But no other mothers have billboards hailing them as the greatest mom of all time and showing off family photos along their route to work.

In fact, Williams could make a good living out just of playing exhibition events like the Tiebreak 10s at MSG. 'Then, it just happened, and I just dove right in.

For the Williams, of course, this was just an hors d'oeuvre to the challenges of the coming days.

The American is unseeded in the tournament this year and did not receive a first-round bye.

Williams could face Venus as early as the third round in Indian Wells, if the sisters both advance.