Serena returns to court in Abu Dhabi this week

Serena returns to court in Abu Dhabi this week

'I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th edition of the Championship very soon'.

This is Serena Williams' first match since giving birth to her attractive baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

The 36-year-old last played a competitive match at the Australian Open in January when she was pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., whose father is Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. While speaking to the press, Serena Williams expressed her delight and showed her dedication to the match.

Latvian Ostapenko, whose match against Williams will be the first between women to be played at a tournament first staged in 2009, said: "It is a huge honour to be part of that history".

In her first match since winning the Australian Open last January, Serena will meet French victor Jelena Ostapenko on Saturday, December 30 at 5pm local time.

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Any doubt that Serena Williams would not be back in time for the start of the 2018 tennis season was all but erased on Sunday morning, when the 23-time Grand Slam champion essentially delivered an early Christmas present for her fans. After that Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all withdrew, the organizers successfully tried to bring in the former world no.

Ostapenko claimed her maiden Slam title at Roland Garros, and has been playing in the Hua Hin exhibition.

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is expected to be part of Williams' preparation for an Australian Open title defense.

Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam champion, has not played competitively since his quarterfinal loss in July to Tomas Berdych at Wimbledon because of an elbow injury.

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