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#BNPPO18 in Full Bloom: Serena Returns

Serena Williams

Serena Williams plays Laura Siegemund in the Womens Singles Second Round in Stadium 1 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California Friday, March 11, 2016. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/BNP Paribas Open)

by BNP Paribas Open
02/15/2018

In just a few short weeks we will witness Serena Williams’ much-anticipated return to the WTA Tour, right here in Indian Wells. The last time we saw the world’s best in tournament action, she won the 2017 Australian Open…while eight weeks pregnant.

Williams will take the court this March for her first Tour-level match in 14 months, after giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia last September.

The two-time Indian Wells champion (1999, 2001) is looking to become the first woman ever to win three singles titles at the BNP Paribas Open.

Williams is no stranger to making history.

The 36-year-old has won an Open Era-record 23 Major titles. She has twice held all four Major titles at the same time (they even dubbed it the “Serena Slam”). Williams has spent a total of 319 weeks as World No.1; only two women in history have held the ranking longer. She has won 72 singles titles, 25 doubles titles, and has four Olympic Gold Medals to her name.

Needless to say, there is only one Serena Williams. And her return to competition is sure to be something special.

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