Serena Williams Loses In Return To Tennis But Still Impressed

Serena Williams

Serena Williams made her return to the tennis court, with an exhibition match loss to Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

Saturday marked Serena’s first tennis match since giving birth to daughter Alexis.

“I don’t think I am going to rate my performance,” Williams said. “I have plenty of comebacks, from injuries, from surgeries, but I’ve never had a comeback after actually giving birth to a human being. So, in my eyes, I feel it was a wonderful, wonderful match for me.”

According to ESPN, Serena struggled with her serve, but still impressed after being away from the sport that she’s dominated for almost a year.

Serena Williams

On if she’ll be back on the court for the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 15th the new mom says she doesn’t know if she’s ready yet.

“I don’t know if I am totally ready to come back on the tour yet. I know that when I come back I definitely want to be competing for championships,” Williams said. “I am definitely looking forward to getting back out there.

“I am taking it one day at a time. I am going to assess everything with my team before deciding.”

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