Serena Williams wins her comeback match

WTA Indian Wells- Draw Serena Williams could meet Venus in third round

WTA Indian Wells- Draw Serena Williams could meet Venus in third round

"I never questioned my return", the 36-year-old owner of an Open-era record 23 major singles titles said on Wednesday before her comeback match, against Kazakh Zarina Diyas, 24, in a night match in the Paribas Open in Indian Wells - but that is not the whole story.

Serena Williams believes now is the "perfect time" to return to the WTA Tour in order to gauge her progress ahead of the year's remaining grand slam tournaments.

"I can't say that's it not time to get feisty".

"It feels different, it feels good", said Williams, who returned to competition with a Fed Cup doubles loss alongside her sister Venus last month.

According to Harvard Health, black people and other minority groups in the USA consistently have worse health outcomes than white people, including premature death.

"Too motivated for motherhood".

"Be comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations, like we deserve to be paid what a guy does".

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She was, she afterwards revealed, nearly two months pregnant at the time, and went on to have her daughter Alexis Olympia, in September.

But no other mothers have billboards hailing them as the greatest mom of all time and showing off family photos along their route to work. Numerous players on Wednesday said they welcomed Serena's return. She then quickly held serve, and seemed to find her power again.

Williams took time away from the game after she gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia, but she will now attempt to reign supreme once again as she plays her first competitive tennis of the year.

But the supermum Williams most wants to emulate - and surpass - is Margaret Court. Williams and her daughter are now faring well, but women on Twitter rallied together to highlight her experience is not uncommon for women, especially Black women.

Court lost the 1971 Wimbledon final while pregnant with her first child, but Williams won the Australian Open in 2017 with little Alexis growing in her belly.

"I'm just happy that both [her elder sister] Venus and Serena are still playing, because I thought a few years back when they were not well, they had injuries and worries, that they were going to leave the game much earlier", Federer said after playing the Match for Africa charity on Tuesday.

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