Serena Williams to return at Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Serena Williams hasn't played since winning the Australian Open in January

The 36-year-old has not played since clinching a 23rd Grand Slam singles title 11 months ago, after revealing she was pregnant during the tournament and taking time off to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia in September.

Serena Williams will make her playing comeback following the birth of her daughter at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

The Mubadala event had already seen men's world number one Rafael Nadal and three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka withdraw.

Serena Williams is due to make her long-awaited return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week as the 23-time grand slam champion prepares for her Australian Open title defence in Melbourne next month.

Latvian Ostapenko, whose match against Williams will be the first between women to be played at a tournament first staged in 2009, said: "It is a huge honour to be part of that history". I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th Edition of the Championship very soon', the 23-time Grand Slam victor said.

It will be the first time in 10 years that a women's tennis match has taken place at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, and will come as a major boost for fans in the region following last week's high-profile withdrawals of Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka and Milos Raonic.

The Mubadala World Tennis Championships will take place between 28-30 December.
. On December 30, as well as 29, fans will be able watch also the 12-time Grand Slam victor Novak Djokovic, who will face Andrey Rublev or Dominic Thiem in the semifinals and then will play the third or first place final.

Ranked 22nd in the world, she would not need a wildcard.

Day 1 of the tournament, on Thursday, will host the men's quarter-final matches, with Carreno Busta and Anderson first on court at 5pm, followed by Bautista Agut against Rublev.



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