Serena Wil­liams re­turns to ten­nis at Fed Cup

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - SPORTS -

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Serena Wil­liams won’t be play­ing in ei­ther of Satur­day’s Fed Cup sin­gles matches as she re­turns to com­pet­i­tive ten­nis this week, five months af­ter be­com­ing a mother.

Wil­liams will team up with Lau­ren Davis to face Les­ley Kerkhove and Demi Schu­urs in Sun­day’s dou­bles match as the United States opens its Fed Cup ti­tle de­fence against the Nether­lands.

She isn’t cur­rently sched­uled to play sin­gles ei­ther Satur­day or Sun­day. The U.S. still has the op­por­tu­nity af­ter Satur­day’s play to al­ter its Sun­day lineup.

Venus Wil­liams will play Aran­txa Rus and CoCo Van­deweghe faces Richel Hogerkamp on Satur­day.

Serena Wil­liams hasn’t played an of­fi­cial match since win­ning the 2017 Aus­tralian Open. Wil­liams later re­vealed she was pregnant dur­ing that tour­na­ment.

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