It's really quite obvious that the world of tennis has missed Serena on the court since her 2017 hiatus. But it's alright, because fortunately for fans, Serena is back in the game, and with a vengeance. Since giving birth, Serena won her first major tennis match on Tuesday, May 29th, demonstrating to the world why, yet again, she's regarded as one of the best athletes of all time.
If you're not a regular of tennis, Serena is most certainly one to dominate. An all-start athlete, at present, Serena obtains the most combinations of Grand Slam titles out of every active player. With this, Serena is situated as the third player of all-time to do this.
It was on Tuesday that the Compton, Calif. native went back to the French Open's Grand Slam circuit, winning a match against her competitor, Kristýna Plíšková, in a series of straight sets, 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.
Following this victory, Williams advanced to the 64 round, where the renowned tennis player will play against Ashleigh Barty of Australia, the 17th seed.
It was on September 2017 that the athlete gave birth to her baby Alexis, and as is suggested by her countless cute posts on social media that are dedicated to Alexis, she is on top of the world.
Not sure what I did to deserve her @olympiaohanian 😍😍
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Shocking to her fans and many tennis enthusiasts, was Serena's 16-month court hiatus, though keeping people up-to-date through her Instagram account whilst living to the max was a good exchange. Serena's story is as inspiring as ever before.
After the win, Williams told reporters at ESPN, "It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,"
Although every fan of the athlete gave Serena a warm welcome back, her husband's message has to be the most adoring of them all.
In the heartwarming post on Instagram, Ohanian wrote, "I'm grateful for all the people around the world who adore my wife; the world. This particular story moved all the people who upvoted it, but also us."
After news of our engagement broke, a young man in Kentucky named Jarod reached out with congratulations and also a request for a dear family friend, Denise (aka, his “Nee Nee”). - He wrote, “I grew up watching tennis with my Mom's best friend and why I consider you my all time favorite athlete. She watches every single tennis match she possibly can, scheduling her limited vacation times around tournaments just to be able to watch every match. She dropped out of high school almost 35 years ago to support her family and works 70+ hours a week, sacrificing her health and free time to support them… Just this month she lost her dad to a heart attack and her sister to pneumonia. I just got home from her sisters funeral an hour ago. As you can guess it has been an awful Christmas season for her. Is there any way you could either send her a card or tennis ball to cheer her up?” - I’m grateful for all the people around the world who adore my wife; the world. This particular story moved all the people who upvoted it, but also us. After she won the Australian Open in 2017, Serena signed one of her practice balls for “Nee Nee” and I mailed it out. Jarod recorded a video of the surprise last year and said it was OK for me to share it today. - Today, Serena is going back to work at her first Grand Slam since Junior was born and our family is thrilled & proud to cheer her on with all of you—most certainly you, “Nee Nee.” 🎾 The Queen is back.
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He went on, "Today, Serena is going back to work at her first Grand Slam since Junior was born, and our family is thrilled & proud to cheer her on with all of you—most certainly you, 'Nee Nee.' The Queen is back."