Serena Williams Wins First Singles Match After Childbirth

Former world number one Serena Williams has won her first singles match on the WTA Tour for nearly 14 months as she returned after the birth of her child.

BBC Sport reports that the 36-year-old American Tennis player reached the second round at Indian Wells with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas.

Alexis Ohanian-Serena Williams husband cheers his wife up on her return to action on the WTA Tour

It was her first singles match on the Tour since she won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant the source disclosed.

BBC Sport quoted the tennis player to say: “I’m a little rusty but it doesn’t matter,” said the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion.”It definitely wasn’t easy but it was good.”

She was given a standing ovation as she walked onto court.

Her husband Alexis Ohanian was in the crowd as she set up a second-round match with 29th-seeded Dutch player Kiki Bertens.

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