Serena back in action

Abu Dhabi MWTC Bautista Agut sets Djokovic clash. Anderson will face Thiem

Abu Dhabi MWTC Bautista Agut sets Djokovic clash. Anderson will face Thiem

There is no precedent for a 36-year-old 23-time Grand Slam victor to return to tennis after having a baby. This will be the first time that women have taken part in the event and it is a huge honour to be part of that history after watching the tournament for many years.

Williams struggled with her serve in the 67-minute match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. "I am just proud being out here and playing in Abu Dhabi and to be able to just compete", Williams said.

"It's been a real roller-coaster ride for me for a year and a half with this issue", World No. 12 Djokovic told Sport360 in an interview ahead of his return at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

The legendary 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, still hungry for success, will be back in action for the first time since the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr on 1st September 2017.

Another player in the field looking to build on his successful 2017 is South African Kevin Anderson.

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She clinched the set when she showed off fine athleticism to reach a drop shot which caught the top of the net, but then fell short in the decisive match tie-break, too many errors allowing Ostapenko to clinch victory. "So, it would be a good way to return for both these players", said Anderson. "It was great. I was glad I could do it here". We all are eager to see what Novak is going to do when he comes back.

'It's good to be back on court. first matches back are super, incredibly hard especially after having a baby'.

The men's field in Abu Dhabi features US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut and 20-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev apart from Djokovic, Thiem and Anderson.

Having not played a proper match since winning in Melbourne (while pregnant it turned out) the American was inevitably sluggish at the start, with her movement ponderous and her serve underpowered.

Nadal and three-time major victor Stan Wawrinka were scheduled to take part but pulled out to allow further recuperation from respective knee problems.

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