Serena Williams Fans Go Crazy Over Her Big Announcement


Williams hopes returning to action now will stand her in good stead for the year's three remaining grand slams, adding: "If I want to play in those grand slams and play well then now is the flawless time to start".

Serena Williams returns against Marion Bartoli during their Tie Break Tens New York tournament at Madison Square Garden. She'll face Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas.

After testing her fitness in the short-form Tie Break Tens at Madison Square Garden in NY - where she defeated Marion Bartoli, another player on the comeback trail, before losing against Zhang Shuai - Williams told the BBC: "There have been so many days, even still, when I'm like, 'How am I going to keep going?' It's been really, really hard".

"This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida - both my home states".

"I think women deserve a little more equal play time on the centre courts outside of the marquee players", she told the BBC.

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. "Obviously I m going to have a few hiccups, I would imagine, and I m ready for that".

"It's definitely better than I could have ever imagined", Williams told the Tennis Channel, about motherhood.

She went on to discuss her brand new "S" pin that you can wear to support her! I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally. Mine is Strong and Sure! "What would your "S" mean?" "Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin", she continued. "So, when I wear my "S" pin, I am representing Strength and Sureness". "Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!"