Nike honors Serena for Int'l Women's Day

Serena all set for tennis return

Williams opened the laid-back event with a 10-5 victory over Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion who announced in December that she was planning to return to the court more than four years after retiring in the wake of her only Grand Slam triumph.

The 36-year-old has been in brilliant form over the past few years, winning the major tournaments with great pace and is looking good to continue her place at the top following her return.

"I've always been an extremely motivated person, but my main thing is that I would love for my daughter to be around with me doing great, and playing fantastic, so that definitely gives me some motivation", she added. As we approach International Women's Day, Nike wanted to recognize and celebrate the contributions and achievements of women everywhere and share our belief in gender equality, in this case, delivered by Serena Williams, the greatest athlete of all time. "There have been so many days, even still, when I'm like, 'How am I going to keep going?' I know that I might not be at my best yet, but I am getting there". I feel in two months I'll be way better than I am now, but you have to start somewhere. "I think there's a lot of pre-judging absolutely that definitely goes on".

But she believes returning to singles action now which is a month away from playing a Fed Cup doubles match for the United States of America, will keep her in good stead for the year's three remaining grand slams.

Chris Evert expects new mom Serena Williams will eclipse the Grand Slam record of 24 singles titles, maybe even this season.

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"Who knows how she'll come out of the starting gate", she said. She doesn't just want to show up and give somebody a leg up so they can say "oh I beat Serena". "She has a family, she is a mother, she has different priorities now", Mouratoglou said.

Williams will be playing her first official singles match since the 2017 Australian Open by taking on Diyas, ranked No. 53 in the world.

"I just don't see people beating her on hard courts and on grass".

"While I had a pretty easy pregnancy, my daughter was born by emergency C-section after her heart rate dropped dramatically during contractions".

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