Tennis champ Serena Williams returns to Grand Slam action with victory in the first round of the French Open.
The 36-year-old saw off world No 70 Kristyna Pliskova 7-6, 6-4 in an hour and 45 minutes.
While clearly not at the kind of physical level that has brought her 23 Grand Slam titles, Williams showed that a winner’s mentality remains intact as she came through a stern examination after weeks of preparation on the clay.
‘I’m very happy,’ said Williams. ‘ She played really well, she made a lot of aces (15). Two years has been a long time but I trained really hard on the clay. I’m taking it a day at a time.’
Serena Williams’Reddit co-founder husband Alexis Ohanian and their daughter, Olympia were among the very special guests that came to support her.