Serena William Might Make An Entrance In The Upcoming Paribas Open

Incorporating tennis and family becomes the new challenge after marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and giving birth to baby Olympia.

"It's been fun (getting back to work), I've been having so much fun being a mother, and having time off is good too", added Williams, who returned to competition with a Fed Cup doubles loss alongside Venus last month.

"I'm ready, or else I wouldn't be here". How am I going to explain to my daughter that she is getting less than my son? However, she asserts that she is committed to bounce back to the apex of her performance, in a matter of time.

Sharapova won Indian Wells in 2006 and 2013, but because of her suspension, she hasn't been able to play here since 2015.

Williams last appeared in a Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open. She announced the news after the Grand Slam got over and stunned the world.

But Williams says she is aiming to be back to her best - apparently more than comfortable with coach Patrick Mouratoglou's comments to that her goal for this season "will be to win Grand Slams".

"I think it's important to speak up loud and clear and say: 'No, this isn't right".

"I hope by me doing something good, Novak [Djokovic], Rafa [Nadal], [Andy] Murray, all the top guys are chipping in and doing their own thing or supporting other foundations".

"She is known for her comebacks, the last of which took place in 2012", he said.

Her long-awaited return to singles action will come against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in California later this week. Maybe on clay [because] it's her weakest surface.

After all, the former world number one only gave birth six months ago, and six weeks of that time was spent in bed as she recovered from emergency surgery.

"My expectations, I don't know what they are". If I'm not ready now, I'm just never going to be ready. It's just a little different.

Talking about competing in the upcoming Grand Slams tournament, Serena was quoted as saying, "If I want to play in those grand slams and play well then now is the flawless time to start".

The victor of two tournaments already this year, Svitolina won the last seven points against Venus to win 10-3, before crushing Vandeweghe 10-0 and then powering to victory in the final against Zhang 10-3.

  • Steve Townsend