Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi

Serena Williams will maker her return to court in a one-off match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. Quinn Rooney  Getty Images

Its been nearly a year since Serena Williams last had a match.

Williams welcomed her first child, a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on September 1 with her now-husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

With AP Photos.Serena Williams is returning to competition with an exhibition match Saturday in Abu Dhabi against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. She married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month after the pair welcomed their first child Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September.

The G.O.A.T., a.k.a. Serena Williams, is set to play Sat. Dec. 31, 2017 at the Mubadala exhibition event in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.

It is nearly a year since Williams won the Australian Open title, later revealing she was pregnant with her first child, Alexis Olympia who was born in September.

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'I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th edition of the Championship very soon'.

The Mubadala World Tennis Championships reclaimed ground after being hit with the withdrawals of Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic as it announced on Sunday that Williams' comeback will start at the invitational event.

Serena Williams signs autographs after winning her Australian Open Women's singles quarterfinal match against Britain's Johanna Konta, at Melbourne Park, January 25, 2107.

It is still not yet known if Williams will try to defend her Australian Open crown, with the American scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the Inside ITF conference in Florida - which takes place slap bang in the middle of the tournament. The tennis icon also persuaded the fans to grab the opportunity and attend the match.

So if you've just popped a kid out yourself, don't feel pressured to, like, go play a Grand Slam or anything, ya hear?

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