US Open: Serena Williams returns with a bang!

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While Williams told the press she accepted Guidicelli's decision, she got back at him in the first round of the U.S. Open on Monday, August 27.

Williams has had a hard build-up to the tournament, suffering her most one-sided loss ever when she won just a single game against Johanna Konta in San Jose - she subsequently revealed she had learned just before the match that the man who killed her half-sister had been released from prison.

She missed last year's edition as she gave birth to daughter Olympia on 1 September, but showed every indication she's ready to make up for lost time in a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Poland's Magda Linette.

"It's easy to play in", Williams said in a news conference afterward. "I've been feeling really good in practice".

After indicating she'd found other methods to help with preventing blood clots, Williams quipped: "When it comes to fashion, you don't want to be a repeat offender".

Williams not only wore the black catsuit because it made her look like a badass superhero, but to improve circulation in her legs. Yeah, the tutu is easy to play in because I practiced in it before.




"Because [men] gotta stop policing us and our bodies, you know women are taught to be flawless and boys are taught to be fearless and it's ridiculous", she told ET at the event. She came out in a tutu.

Williams discussed her US Open dress with Vogue last month, and explained that her newest outfit choice made her feel "very strong and feminine".

Serena Williams' daughter Alexis Olympia will be turning a year old this weekend - but there won't be any party marking the occasion.

But even though it seems like Olympia will be growing up without knowing the meaning of having a birthday party, she gets celebrated every day by her parents who can not stop posting cute pics of her on social media.

The tennis legend has confirmed that she will not be celebrating her baby girl's first birthday, due to her beliefs as a Jehovah's Witness.

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