Serena Williams to make return after birth of her daughter

Serena set to return to tennis in Abu Dhabi exhibition against Ostapenko

Our lord and saviour Serena Williams, she of the 23 Grand Slam titles and absolute dominance of women's tennis, is coming back to the game just four months after birthing her blessed baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September.

Williams last competed when she played in and won the Australian Open in January, which was while she was pregnant.

United Arab Emirates media have sprung a surprise with reports that Serena Williams would return to tennis at the upcoming Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament.

This match will be the flawless warm-up for her, as she's likely to compete once again in the Australian Open in January, where she'd be going for her 24th Grand Slam.

The Mubadala tournament comes ahead of next month's Australian Open, where Williams is expected to defend her title.

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

Two weeks back, Williams had posted on her Instagram account a photo of a pair of dazzling gold and white tennis shoes, dropping a big hint to her fans that she will be back in action.

Rafael Nadal, Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka have, however, pulled out of the tournament in Abu Dhabi.

The tennis star is now set to make the Mubadala World Tennis Championship her own, as she and Ostapenko will be the first women to ever play at the event.

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

The 23-time Grand Slam victor will take on a fellow Major victor in the form of Jelena Ostapenko on December 30, who stunned Simona Halep to win the French Open last June.

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