Serena Williams marks post-childbirth comeback with a win over Zarina Diyas

Serena Williams marks post-childbirth comeback with a win over Zarina Diyas

Serena Williams will return to the tennis court Thursday, International Women's Day, six months after suffering a pulmonary embolism while giving birth.

"It's official. My comeback is here".

Williams wrote, "Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks global women's day".

'Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks global women's day.

Williams is rallying her fans to wear the gold-toned pin in support of her charity the Yetunde Price Resource Center, which honors the life and legacy of her late sister by assisting, educating and strengthening individuals and families affected by violence and trauma.

It is "heartbreaking" black women in the United States are more likely than white women to die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth, says tennis great Serena Williams.

"It was incredible", Williams said on court after the match.

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A couple of forehand winners and a service victor saw Williams take an 8-4 lead, and she finally finished it off with another winning serve. So, I'm going to wait and see what happens. I also feel I have less to prove today than in the past but that doesn't mean I don't want it badly. Mine is Strong and Sure! But if anyone can, Serena Williams can-maybe not in Indian Wells, but just wait until Wimbledon.

The athlete recently revealed on Instagram that she created a gold-plated "S" pin that stands for the athlete's name, as well as "Strength" and 'Sureness'. Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin.

Although Williams's ready to return, she's been enjoying her time off too.

"Doctors aren't listening to us, just to be quite frank", Serena recently told the BBC. "If I want to play in those grand slams (the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open) and play well, I think now is the flawless time to start".

After correcting the protocol for the "rock-paper-scissors" game used to determine who served first, Williams fell behind 4-2, but a double-fault from Bartoli followed by two aces from Serena saw the American great ahead 5-4.

In an open letter, Williams describes how Olympia was an emergency C-section and Williams' heart rate dropped considerably during the process.

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