Serena Williams Returns To Tennis After Giving Birth to Baby Alexis Olympia
Look who’s back on the court!
It’s only been a bit over six months since Tennis superstar Serena Williams welcomed her first child with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. However, the tennis pro has decided she’s had enough time off and grabbed her racquet and participated in her first professional match since welcoming baby Alexis Olympia.
The special game was against Zarina Diyas as part of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. The match also marked her first event since the 2017 Australian Open.
“It’s official. My comeback is here,” she wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a happy photo of herself by the tennis courts, of course. “This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida—both my home states.”
It's official. My comeback is here. This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter. This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida- both my home states. Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks international women's day. My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be apart of my long journey back (if you want of course!!) So I created my Serena Gold toned "S" pin. When I am playing you can wear it and show support not only from me but also for my charity which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center. I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally. What is one S word in your life that means something to you? Mine is Strong and Sure! So when I wear my "S" pin I am representing Strength, and Sureness. What would your "S" mean? They are for now only available for my fans that come see my at Indian wells, and Miami starting Wednesday as well as Thursday when I play!! Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin. Post pics of you wearing your "S" and tag me! Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!!
And to make things even better! Serena’s return also coincides with #InternationalWomensDay, a holiday that has special meaning for the athlete.
While Serena took to the court for a friendly match with Victoria Azarenka, the new mom’s match tonight will mark her professional return to tennis! Good luck Serena and welcome back! Can’t wait to see you kick ass!
In the meantime, watch the highlights from her match against Diyas.