Now is the ideal time, says Serena Williams

Mar 08, 2018, 01:54
Now is the ideal time, says Serena Williams

Multiple Grand Slam victor Serena Williams should be match fit and ready in time for the French Open in May, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

Serena has been a strong voice for women everywhere and continues to break down barriers time and time again.

Navratilova, who has 18 grand slam singles titles of her own, says it is not impossible that Williams can win and, even if she fails to do so, makes her favourite to triumph at the Miami Open later this month.

Venus Williams, who also played in the Tie Break Tens event, says that while her sister may be taking things slow, the talent is still there.

Zarina Diyas enters this match 3-3 on the main tour and would love nothing more than to get a big victory to kind of get her season going.

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"I think she'll be ready for Roland Garros". The former No. 1 is unseeded and therefore didn't receive a first-round bye.

The 36-year-old world champion took a sabbatical from tennis 14 months ago after clinching the 2017 Australian Open while she is in the initial stages of her pregnancy.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will return to the WTA Tour at Indian Wells in California, where she will begin the campaign against Diya in the round of 128 on Wednesday.

Nike said it believes in the power of sport to move the world forward and is committed to giving women and girls an opportunity to realize their full potential - on and off the field of play.

'It's been hard. There's been so many days, even still, that I'm like "how am I going to keep going?"' she told the BBC.

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Williams last appeared in a Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open.

She continued: 'I'm ready or I wouldn't be playing.

"The way Serena plays is very short points, she doesn't have to hit 20 balls to win a rally, the way the game is played lends itself to playing less and still be able to do it well as long as you stay in physical shape", she added. "I'm glad you brought it up because I think it would be incredible". She wants to share there is no wrong way to be a woman.

"Of course, winning the first tournament of the year was a great start for me", Svitolina said. I can't go and say, "I expect to lose", because that's just something I'll never say.

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