Serena Williams to make return to competitive tennis at Fed Cup

US actor Will Ferrell left interviews Switzerland's Roger Federer on Rod Laver Arena following his first round match

Williams' sister Venus, as well as world number nine Coco Vandeweghe, are also on the roster for U.S. as the squad begin their Fed Cup title defence on February 10-11.

Serena Williams did not make it back in time to vie for an eighth Australian Open championship, thus making the bracket friendlier on the No. 1 seed's side, but the tennis dynamo did announce her return will come soon.

Nonetheless, her fans will not have to wait for too long to see her back on the court, setting her return for the upcoming Fed Cup tie between the United States of America and Netherlands at the US Cellular Arena in Asheville between February 10-11! The United States has never lost when both Venus and Serena are on the Fed Cup team, which last happened in 2015, and with the team defending its 2017 title, that's great news.

The title defence comes after a disappointing time Down Under for Venus and Vandeweghe, who were knocked out in the first round alongside a series of USA players on a day of upsets.


Williams was pregnant when she won her 23rd major crown last January in Melbourne.

Williams said: "My coach and team always said "only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way".

"I have my sights on 25, and actually, I think having a baby might help", Williams told the February edition of Vogue magazine - of which she graces the cover.

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