Serena Williams again on court docket after being pregnant

Serena played alongside sister Venus

Serena played alongside sister Venus

Williams had to fight off a determined Hogenkamp in the first set but dominated throughout the second when her 108th-ranked opponent, who spent almost three hours on the court in Saturday's loss to CoCo Vandeweghe, showed little resistance.

The Czech Republic beat Switzerland 3-1 to advance to its 10th straight Fed Cup semifinals on Sunday, and Serena Williams played her first competitive match in more than a year as defending champion United States defeated the Netherlands 3-1.

Serena told reporters on Friday that her path back had been full of "ups and downs" but credited her sister with helping her find her rhythm. No one talks about the low moments - the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. Maybe that's why I felt like I did better.

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The media outlet said "China must take revenge and let it (Australia) know it's wrong". However, Williamson emphasized that the United Kingdom supports the U.S.' approach.

Earlier Sunday, Venus Williams defeated Richel Hogenkamp 7-5, 6-1 to give the USA a decisive 3-0 lead, with the scheduled singles match between CoCo Vandeweghe and Arantxa Rus scrapped. Serving now For her 12th Wimbledon title.

"I didn't manage my time well", she said. "We just both gave it our all and we just had nothing to lose".

Serena Williams' multimillionaire husband, Alexis Ohanian, seems to be very much at home handling daddy duty as his celebrity wife sets out to reconquer the tennis world.

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According to Washington, at least six chlorine attacks have been reported since early January in rebel areas, with dozens injured. Regarding the Syrian regime itself, either during or after the conflict; "it will be answerable to global justice" he added.

Venus' participation meant there was no room for Lauren Davis, the US' fourth player.

"They have a strong caliber, because Angie (Kerber) has been playing excellent Tennis this year and (Julia) Goerges played great in the second half of last year and she started well this year too", said Pala. "I honestly feel better than I thought I was gonna feel, I feel like I didn't expect to play you know like that for me".

She had initially targeted last month's Australian Open and a defence of her 2017 title but struggled during an exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi in December, forcing her to revise her plans. On Sunday, the raucous crowd that brandished large American flags, did the wave and honked on vuvuzelas at a crowded U.S. Cellular Center was eager to cheer for her once again.

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Kiwi Defence personnel also deployed 12 tonnes of aid supplies and a 10-member team to Tonga by air to assess the damage. Tonga is made up of more than 170 islands, and is located in the Pacific Ocean east of Fiji and north of New Zealand.

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