February 19, 2018, 11:29 am IST
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Serena loses in long-awaited return to competition

Serena loses in long-awaited return to competition

 Feb 12, 2018

Serena Williams lost her first official match since maternity leave as she and sister Venus were beaten in a doubles dead rubber by the Netherlands in the Fed Cup in Asheville, North Carolina on Sunday.

Serena, who gave birth to her first child last September and had not played a competitive match since her triumph at the 2017 Australian Open, showed glimpses of her prowess and rust during the 6-2, 6-3 loss to doubles specialist Demi Schuurs and world number 165 Lesley Kerkhove.

Among those in the sellout crowd for the World Group first round tie at the US Cellular Arena in Asheville eager to see Serena make her competitive return to tennis was the 36-year-old American's daughter. "It's great. It's her first match so I'm glad she got to see it," Serena said in an on-court interview.



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