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Tennis: Serena Williams loses on comeback

Tennis: Serena Williams loses on comeback
© AFP/NEZAR BALOUT
Published by , Saturday 12/30/17 16:18

A slow moving Serena Williams suffered defeat on her comeback from a maternity break as French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko powered to victory in the "first to ten points" final set at the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament on Saturday. The 36-year-old Williams looked static and far from full fitness just four months after the birth of her first child and Ostapenko, a 20-year-old Latvian, won 6-2, 3-6, 10/5. "The first match is always really hard after a break," Williams said. "I was just glad to be here," she said. The former world No.1 who gave birth to a daughter in September is hoping to defend her Australian Open title when the tournament gets underway January 15.
Source: AFP

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True, Rafa was lucky to win the third set on tie break, but a win is a win. Jerry, more importantly bottomline is Rafa won the battle but Chilic won the war! He has beaten Rafa. PERIOD!
sngtianwan sngtianwan il y a 4 heures
Exactly!! Playing Federer will tell me Exactly where he is.
Laurelle Van Kay Laurelle Van Kay il y a 8 heures
Stunning rise Elise
ali ali il y a 17 heures
If andy Roddick is a hall of famer Marin is in that league & he's doing just fine now
Darth_JR Darth_JR il y a 22 heures
So much for meditation..
jean.durbano jean.durbano il y a 1 jour
Players are abused by business of sports. Any sportive atmosphere left ?
vanvinhaaa vanvinhaaa il y a 1 jour
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