Serena Williams to return at Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Reuters

1 Serena Williams will return to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi later this month.

'I am delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter in September. It will be the first time that women championship will be hosted in Abu Dhabi.

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

Williams claimed her Open-era record 23rd major title by beating her older sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 in this year's Australian Open final, a feat made all the more remarkable because she was two months pregnant.

Kulbhushan Jadhav not given consular access: FO
In his petition to the army, Jadhav wrote that he was "ashamed" over his involvement in terrorism inside Pakistan. Jadhav's family arrived at the MoFA from the Indian High Commission where they stayed for more than half an hour.

Papa John's Is Losing Its Papa
Schnatter isn't the first founder to step away recently from CEO duties at the company he built from scratch. This likely won't make Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones too happy, who backed Papa John's statement.

Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February
Cuban President Raul Castro will remain in office until April, the country's government announced on Thursday . The date of the elections was pushed back due to the devastation that Hurricane Irma had on Cuba in September.

She gave birth to a daughter, Alexis, in September but is now ready to make her comeback, and will take on surprise French Open victor Jelena Ostapenko at the invitational event in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. While speaking to the press, Serena Williams expressed her delight and showed her dedication to the match. Her participation signals her intent to play in Australia after the recent birth of her first child.

Serena Williams, who has been out of action after winning the Australian Open in January, is all set to make a return to tennis at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next week.

The Mubadala World Tennis Championships reclaimed ground after being hit with the withdrawals of Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic as it announced on Sunday that Williams' comeback will start at the invitational event. The tennis icon also persuaded the fans to grab the opportunity and attend the match.

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.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top David Davis backtracks on threat to quit if Damian Green is sacked
Dec 24, 2017 - 03:27
The Cabinet Office investigation did not rule on allegations made by writer Kate Maltby that Mr Green sexually harassed her. Mr Hunt said questions remained about the conduct of the ex-police officer who leaked details of the pornography.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director McCabe to retire in 2018
Dec 24, 2017 - 03:25
Democrats accuse the GOP of diversionary tactics and say their criticism could embolden Trump to take steps to fire Mueller. Earlier this week, McCabe gave a confidential and closed-door testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Flowers completes go-ahead TD as USF topples Red Raiders in bowl win
Dec 24, 2017 - 03:13
The junior linebacker for the Red Raiders forced a fumble to begin the half and recovered another that led to a Texas Tech score. In a game widely forecast as a showcase of two breakneck-paced offenses, the teams delivered more flatness than flair.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fire hits London Zoo cafe; 1 aardvark missing
Dec 24, 2017 - 03:11
Vets were called in to monitor the surviving animals and zookeepers were encouraged that there were no other signs of injury. Pictures showed the brightly coloured Adventure Cafe with blackened walls and smoke pouring out of its windows.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eric Schmidt Is Out as Alphabet's Executive Chairman
Dec 24, 2017 - 03:06
Eric Schmidt is stepping down as the executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet in January. Schmidt was named chairman of Google in March 2001 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top JK: Army Major, 3 soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along LoC
Dec 24, 2017 - 02:57
The latest violation of ceasefire took place at a time when the chief minister was at the Rajouri district headquarters. The deceased personnel are identified as-Major Prafulla, Sepoy Pargarh and Sepoy Gurmeet Singh of 2 Sikh battalion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LG teases a huge 34-inch 5K monitor ahead of CES 2018
Dec 23, 2017 - 02:01
It will have a 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color range and will utilise "Nano IPS" to improve image and color quality. LG's 32 inch Nano IPS screen will feature a standard widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, different from the ultra-wide's 21:9.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump Commutes Sentence of Man Serving 27 Years for Bank Fraud
Dec 23, 2017 - 01:59
Billionaire Hershey Friedman of Montreal purchased the meatpacking plant in 2009 and rebranded it as Agri Star Meat and Poultry. The president's action, which is not a presidential pardon, was encouraged by bipartisan leaders.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top UN whacks fresh sanctions on North Korea
Dec 23, 2017 - 01:58
Speaking before the Security Council vote, analysts said the new sanctions could have a major effect on the North's economy. Resolution 2397 cuts exports of gasoline, diesel and other refined oil products by a total of 89%, Haley said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Princess Michael 'very sorry' for wearing 'racist' brooch to Queen's Christmas lunch
Dec 23, 2017 - 01:53
A spokesperson for the princess told TMZ that she's "very sorry and distressed " over the controversy regarding the brooch. Hopefully, the rest of her experience wasn't as eyebrow-raising as it must have been when she met with Princess Michael .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Virginia, Other States Face Chaos as Congress Delays CHIP Funding
Dec 22, 2017 - 02:13
The 17,000 youths in CT would have to find another - more expensive - way to find health insurance if the program vaporizes. But Alabama health officials say they will likely close the program in the new year if Congress doesn't renew funding.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United States secretary of commerce sides with Boeing on Bombardier dispute
Dec 22, 2017 - 02:10
Boeing , she said, is seeking to "advance its market dominance by excluding Bombardier's C Series aircraft from the U.S. market". Bombardier calls Boeing's criticism unfounded, saying that the USA company's entire case has been overtaken by events.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paul Merson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fits at Liverpool
Dec 22, 2017 - 02:08
The Reds were desperate to sign Virgil Van Dijk last summer, but after the Saints reported them to the FA for illegally tapping up the Dutchman, they back off in a hurry.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trudeau's vacation broke ethics rules
Dec 22, 2017 - 02:07
Basically, if Trudeau wasn't Prime Minister, he probably wouldn't be so chummy with the Aga Khan, so it's not a true "friendship". Trudeau long maintained he broke no rules because public-office holders are allowed to accept gifts from friends.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three former Sooners named to Pro Bowl roster
Dec 22, 2017 - 02:06
Meanwhile, Hill is 14th in the league in punt return yards and is one of four players in the AFC with a return touchdown. He has been particularly active in the passing game lately, hauling in 45 of his 80 receptions over the last six games.