American Tennis player Serena Williams finally returns to the court after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia, over the weekend, and marking her first sport appearance latter to it, for an awareness cause.
The Tennis champion and her sister Venus Williams hosted a charity event called ‘A Family Affair’ at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness for the Yetunde Price Resource Center. The center was launched in 2016 and was named after their eldest sister who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2003. The sisters also participated in a panel, hosted by ESPN’s Jemele Hill, to discuss the direct impact of violence on their family.
Williams, 36, also officially tweeted about her come back to the sport. She tweeted:
Serena’s 2017 season began on January 5 with the start of 2017 ASB Classic. On January 28, 2017, Williams set a record for the most slams in the open era when she claimed her 23rd slam at the 2017 Australian Open. With the get-go, she registered 8 victories out of 9 matches. On April 19, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child and would not participate in any further tournaments for the rest of the year.
Williams will make her competitive comeback to tennis in January 2018 to defend her title at the Australian Open, the same tournament in which she beat her sister Venus in the final while pregnant.
Looking forward to a great year and again going through the journey of most no. of Grand Slams, let’s see with what force Serena comes back, and how her little daughter’s charm turns out to be.