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Proving once again that she is one of the greatest athletes in history, the 23-time Grand Slam victor made her post-baby competitive comeback Sunday at the Fed Cup in Asheville, NC, playing a doubles match with her superstar sister, Venus, just five months after giving birth. While Serena lost in a doubles match playing with her sister Venus against a Dutch team, the United States still progressed to the next round of the tournament.
Their pairing for the dead-rubber looked set to be a final, feel-good victory lap for the Americans.
In Asheville, North Carolina, Serena Williams lined up alongside her sister Venus Williams in a doubles match. "I feel like I'm on the right track for me".
The result took some of the shine off the United States' otherwise decisive victory, leaving the final score 3-1 for the defending champions, booking a semifinal clash against France in April.
The former world No1 played in an exhibition match in December after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia but skipped this year's Australian Open.
Venus Williams and Serena Williams of Team USA wait on a serve. This is literally my first time traveling with the baby and everything. "There was a lot of pressure for me to close it out, for her to be able to stay in, and I was able to handle it a little better", she added.
Serena was scheduled to compete in the Australian Open this January, but made a decision to pull out after losing an exhibition match in December.
I didn't know what to expect. "It was hard. It was the first time for me".
"Serena's gonna be joining her sister Venus!" she announced, to roars of approval before the superstar appeared dressed in a white top, dark blue shorts topped off with a red headband.The sisters have won 22 doubles titles together, the last of which was Wimbledon in 2016.
The passenger said the feeling was very eerie and that it went completely silent before he heard the boom and then screams. Karen Edwards and her 7-year-old daughter, Maddie, took doughnuts to rescue workers near the scrash site Sunday morning.
There's a chance that Cousins could be the quarterback that's missing for each of those teams, putting them all on level footing. Cousins will likely reset the market at the position whenever he finally gets the deal he's been yearning for.
On its website, the Met Office says: "Icy patches are expected to form in places on untreated surfaces on Sunday morning". Temperatures in the north will be 8C at their highest, with the south-west enjoying slightly higher temperatures of 12C.
Lawyers for the WikiLeaks founder asked the court to withdraw the warrant, saying it had "lost its purpose", the BBC reported . In the previous year , Assange has also been active in a campaign to support secessionists in the Catalonia region of Spain.
The government suspended the passports of 14 opposition leaders including strategist David Ndii and financier Maina Wanjigi. Miguna Miguna was taken from his Nairobi home to a police station, the NASA coalition wrote on its Twitter feed.
He notes that Orrego-Savala has been living in IN for several years and doing construction work in the Indianapolis area. Jackson and Monroe were standing outside the driver's auto before being hit by a pickup truck, according to police .
Brazilian forward Lucas Moura moved from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham Hotspur, for a reported £25 million transfer fee . Here he could have been used a lot more but I'm not the owner of the team, not the owner of Paris. "It's very good for me".
Aussies need 138 to beat England in T20
Warner left England in trouble at 34-3 in the fourth over when he ran out Dawid Malan with a direct hit. Power openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales departed early which saw momentum grind to a halt.
Cubs Reach 6-Year Deal With Yu Darvish
At 31 years old, Darvish no longer looks like the ace he was at his best in 2013 when he finished second in AL Cy Young voting. The deal for Darvish , 31, includes incentives, which mean he could make up to $150 million over the life of the contract.
The Surge 2 Confirmed For 2019
It isn't clear if The Surge 2 multiplayer will be a thing, but I can definitely see the potential for an awesome co-op experience. Combat is more brutal and tactical than ever , with even more options thanks to an expanded limb targeting system .
Hamlin to carry USA flag into opening ceremony
Speaking before Davis' tweet, Hamlin said her family would be thrilled to watch her carry the flag. "I slide that's what I do. Walking out in front of a lot of people and even more people watching from home. that's going to be way more nerve wracking".
Taliban bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan's Swat Valley
Prime Minister Abbasi said the war against terrorism will continue till the elimination of the last terrorist from Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the deadliest against the military in recent years.
Man Wanted For Criminal Sexual Conduct With a Child
Police are telling anyone who receives the video to delete it, don't share it and to contact their internet service provider. Facebook has released a statement about a recent incident of child pornography being shared on the social media platform.
4400 year old Tomb of an ancient woman has been discovered
Minister Anani said he was hopeful of further discoveries at the site, which is located about 20km (12 miles) south of Cairo. The famous Egyptian archeologist Zahi Hawass has previously discovered a group of ancient Egyptian tombs in this area.