Serena Williams Wants to Bring Tennis Tournament to Africa

Serena Williams Fans Go Crazy Over Her Big Announcement

To celebrate the occasion, she shared her new "Serena Gold" pins, whose sale will benefit the Yetunde Price Resource Center, a place that helps rehabilitate those affected by violence, VIBE reports. But it is no bad way to launch her month in North America. "It would be so fun - the help that we could do, and the awareness and the athletes and the incredible players that would come out of Africa would just be unbelievable", she said.

"My comeback could not have come on a better day", Williams said on her Instagram post.

In her first singles match in almost 14 months since winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant, Williams looked understandably rusty in front of a large centre court crowd.

The 36-year-old tennis star welcomed her baby daughter Alexis Olympia - whom she has with her husband Alexis Ohanian - into the world in September last year, but she has insisted she would love to have another tot in the future, although she'd also like to focus on her tennis career.

"Doctors aren't listening to us, just to be quite frank", Williams told the BBC as she competed in the Tiebreak Tens event in NY. One of them is to try and play long enough for her daughter to watch and appreciate what she has achieved. She smiled as she walked to the net, and her family gave her a standing ovation. So, I'm going to wait and see what happens. And yet, simultaneously, her case illustrated how forms of privilege like wealth or public exposure do not always shield black women from certain outcomes.

Also playing were elder sister Venus Williams, who has wrestled with the debilitating Sjogren's syndrome since 2011 but has remained within the elite ranks of tennis, and past year reached two Major finals plus the semis of another. The former No7, now aged just 33, has not had it easy in the interim.

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The ad breaks during the Academy Awards featured the first showings of Williams' new Nike commercial, which sums up perfectly how much she has achieved - and why she still wants more. At the time, she was eight weeks pregnant.

Also in Williams' box were her mother Oracene, sisters Lyndrea and Isha, her agent, and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Williams won, 10 points to five, though that was hardly relevant in the wider context. "So, I expect her to be at full flight".

"I would have thought I would have retired six years ago, but I'm still here and I'm playing great, and I think I'll still be playing good". "I was so excited for this match". While the eight women were thrilling NY, the draw was throwing the sisters into the same segment of the Indian Wells draw.

She is now healthy again, but skipped this year's Australian Open because she did not consider herself tournament ready.

"Obviously it is tough to get back even for a champion like her", Pliskova said Wednesday.

Williams, the perennial perfectionist, will no doubt be expecting to "move forward" into round two at Indian Wells despite her lack of competitive matches.

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