Tennis champion Serena Williams to make a comeback in Abu Dhabi next week

Williams will be defending her Australian Open title at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 25, 2017, 10.03 AM (IST)

Over a year after welcoming a baby girl, tennis champion Serena Williams made an announcement of coming back to the tennis court. 

The 36-year-old is all set to make a comeback against French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

Williams will be defending her Australian Open title at the championship.  

"I am delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter in September," noted 23-time grand slam champion.  

Mubadala World Tennis Championship has been organised for a decade now.

Williams and Ostapenko will be the first women to participate in its 10th edition. The event will take place between December 31 and January 2.

Serena Williams recently took to Twitter and voiced her concern over 'baby issues'.


Alexis Olympia's teething problems had the tennis star distraught while she asked fans and followers to give her tips to tackle her baby's discomfort. 


(With inputs from Reuters)