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Serena Williams makes Comeback! Tennis Star wins Round 1 of French Open

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Serena Williams makes Comeback! Tennis Star wins Round 1 of French Open

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 29: Serena Williams of USA celebrates her first round victory during Day Three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2018 in Paris, France.

Tennis champion Serena Williams beat Czech republic’s Kristyna Pliskova in Round 1 of the French Open on Tuesday, her first major game since childbirth and maternity leave, Guardian reports.

Unseeded Williams won the game 7-6, 6-4 and will face No17 seed, Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, in the second round.

Speaking after the game, Williams said:

“She played really well. I don’t know how many aces there were. For every ace there’s money donated to a good cause. Two years has been a really long time since my last match on clay but I feel good. I trained hard. I’m just happy to have a won match here. I take it one day at a time.”

Williams, who wore a black catsuit for the game, according to DailyMail, said of her attire:

“All the moms out here that had a tough pregnancy and had to come back and try to be fierce in the middle of everything, that’s what this represents. You can’t beat a catsuit, right?”

Williams is currently ranked 453rd on the tour while Pliskova is 70th in the world. This follows the 23-time grand slam title holder sitting out the past year due to pregnancy and maternity leave.

Among those cheering her in the crowd were her husband Alexis Ohanian, mother Oracene Price, sister Isha Price, and agent Jill Smoller.

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 29: Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Williams of USA, Jill Smoller, Serena’s agent, Isha Price, sister of Serena, Oracene Price, mother of Serena following her victory during Day Three of the 2018 French Open at Roland Garros on May 29, 2018 in Paris, France.

Watch highlights of the game below:

Photo Credit: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

5 Comments

  1. The Real Oma

    May 29, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    I’m so happy for her ?

  2. Anon

    May 29, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Boss lady.

  3. Temi Tope

    May 30, 2018 at 12:31 am

    SHE HAS A BIG ONE BEHIND.. SHE IS STRONG AND FIERCE… YOU GO GIRL SERENA,,, NOT EASY AFTER A BAB BUT YOU ARE BRAVE… HATS OFF FOR YOU. MAMA!!

  4. Adenike

    May 30, 2018 at 8:20 am

    My baby girl came to slay!!! I was scared because Pliskova is a deadly player, like she’s GREAT! I even thought she would lose and just wanted her to fight for it…but my God came through, and she shut the naysayers up! People talking bout how she doesn’t look fit cos of her curvy body…*rme*

  5. jabawokeez

    May 30, 2018 at 11:50 am

    The Cat suit is Mean Looking!

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