profishingrods.com
profishingrods.com May 20, 2018


Serena won't play singles in return to court

11 February 2018, 10:20 | Anna Jefferson

Serena Williams yet to decide on Grand Slam return after birth of first child

Serena Williams Gets Standing Ovation in NC In Her Return to Tennis at The Fed Cup

But Williams, whose triumph in Melbourne past year gave her an Open-era record 23rd grand slam - one shy of the all-time record held by Australian Margaret Court - still has a desire to compete in tennis's blue riband events.

"As far as the lineup, we have the lineup set for tomorrow, then of course we'll wait and see how tomorrow goes, then we'll make our adjustments, if any", she said.

"It's probably been the most fun of my life".

The US and Dutch teams have faced of 8 times in Fed Cup play, with the US holding a 6-2 lead in ties.

Perhaps wary of setting another ambitious target, Williams refused to be drawn on whether she had set her sights on the year's remaining Grand Slams - the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open.

"The 62th ranked Davis, coming off an historic match against WTA No. 1 Simona Halep at the Australian Open, has played just one Fed Cup doubles match in her career (a win with Madison Keys during the 2014 World Group quarterfinals) and said she was 'really happy I've been chosen to be part of the Fed Cup team with these four awesome ladies". "Right now I'm focused on this weekend and after that I'll figure out what it might be".

Williams shared sets with Ostapenko before losing a super tiebreaker and appeared a little slow on her feet, even as she played some fine shots.




But this weekend's headline is the return of Serena Williams, who participated in a December 30 exhibition match but otherwise hasn't played since that 2017 Australian Open.

Serena Williams is scheduled to make her return to competitive action in Fed Cup doubles as the U.S. begin their title defence against Holland.

Petra Kvitova made a tearful return to the Fed Cup on Saturday as she helped 10-time champions Czech Republic into a 2-0 lead over Switzerland in Prague with the two-time Wimbledon victor admitting her team had been inspired by a moving tribute to fellow All England Club champion Jana Novotna.

Baby Alexis Olympia, born in September, was in attendance, too, in the arms of her father, Alexis Ohanian, in the seats right behind them. She'll face Netherlands' No. 2 seed Arantxa Rus in the opening singles match on Saturday at 1 p.m. and will team up with Coco Vandeweghe - ranked No. 17 in the world - in doubles play Sunday against Richel Hogenkamp and Rus. It's a totally new experience and I love motherhood.

"Roger Federer is a really great tennis player", Williams said of the Swiss great. I would never write her off.

"If you look at Serena, how often does she lose to someone that's not ranked in the top 10 or top 20 or outside the top 100?" he said.

The Netherlands team acknowledged its underdog status, but Hogenkamp said the team has been practicing hard and are ready. "It was better today than yesterday, when I played in the Fed Cup again after such a long time away and needed time to get used to it", she said.



Other News

Trending Now

Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)'s Stock Is Sell After Making Yearly Low
Manning Napier Advsr Ltd Liability invested in 55,063 shares. (Under Special Management) has invested 1.12% in the stock. Creative Planning's holdings in Opko Health were worth $559,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

United Kingdom govt to meet Oxfam Monday over Haiti prostitutes probe
Speaking to Sky News, former minister for global development Andrew Mitchell said the report was one of "utter horror". The charity said it had publicly announced an investigation into the allegations when they surfaced seven years ago.

S. Korean, DPRK athletes march together at Winter Olympics opening ceremony
Mr Pence has repeatedly left open the possibility of an encounter at the Games, but said the U.S. had not requested a meeting. South Korea and the DPRK fielded a joint women's ice hockey team, the first Olympic team between the two Koreas.

Newcastle rock Man Utd as Huddersfield win at last
Manchester United star Antonio Valencia has refused to give up hope of pipping Manchester City to the Premier League title this season.

Polar Plunge draws hundreds of people into the Willamette River
People can begin fundraising now to take a dip in the North Platte River to benefit Special Olympics on February 24. This event started with a parade, where everyone could show off their plunging costumes.

Eagles Ran Fake Run Through To Throw Off Patriots From Spying
The Giants still have their two-time Super Bowl winning Quarterback Eli Manning, but he is now 37 and only getting older. Officials also said a Jumbotron was toppled when fans climbed it.

North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front
North Korea has emerged as the early favourite to grab one of the Winter Olympics' most important medals: the diplomatic gold. It's unclear whether the occasion could be used to set up bigger meetings between the Koreas to ease tensions.

Trump tweets on lives 'being shattered ... by a mere allegation'
Porter, whose title was staff secretary, controlled material coming to the president and was frequently at Trump's side. Conway during the ABC News interview also defended the president's treatment of women in the White House.

Gylfi Sigurdsson inspires Everton to victory over Crystal Palace
His predecessor in the role of England manager, Crystal Palace's Roy Hodgson was singled out by Allardyce in a tasteless manner.

"Pad Man Is A Stunning Noble Masterpiece" - A Subhash K Jha Review
PadMan , starring Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles, has garnered more than Rs 23 crore in first two days. The makers have taken care of the entertainment quotient in the film and thus it's likely to appeal the family audience.