Former world primary Serena Williams is now not leaving anybody unsure that she will probably be in Melbourne Australia in January to defend her Grand Slam title.
The three-month previous mom, will make a shock comeback on the Mubadala exhibition occasion in Abu Dhabi subsequent Saturday, as she gears up for her Australian Open title defence in January.
The determination to play within the United Arab Emirates ought to just about affirm Williams’ participation at Melbourne Park.
The 36-year-old has not performed since clinching a 23rd Grand Slam singles title 11 months in the past, after revealing she was pregnant through the event and taking time without work to present beginning to her first youngster, Alexis Olympia in September.
Williams will return with a match in opposition to Latvia’s French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, making them the primary ladies to compete within the beforehand male-only occasion.
“I am delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter,” she mentioned in a press release launched by the event organisers on Sunday.
“The Mubadala World Tennis Championship has long marked the beginning of the men’s global tennis season and I am excited and honoured to be making my comeback as part of the first women to participate in the event.”
The former world primary can equal Margaret Court’s all-time document of 24 Grand Slam titles, though she must make do with a low seeding Down Under after slipping to 22nd within the rankings.