Thursday, January 25, 2018

Serena Williams Set For Fed Cup Return In February

American professional tennis player who is currently holding the world No. 22 ranking, Serena Jameka Williams, will return to action next month in the United States' Fed Cup first round tie against the Netherlands. 

The 36-year-old, who gave birth to Alexis Jr in September, is planning to make a competitive return at the Australian Open next month. "I am delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter in September," Williams told the tournament's official website.

Serena will be joined by older sister Venus and world number nine CoCo Vandeweghe with a fourth player to be announced next week for the Feb. 10-11 tie on an indoor hard court in Asheville, North Carolina.

She hasn't played a WTA tournament since she won the Australian Open title last year and skipped this year's opening grand slam given concerns about her fitness four months after giving birth to her first child.

She has played once since picking up her Open-era record 23rd grand slam in Melbourne last year, losing to Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi last December.



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