The American, who was a mother in September and has not played since winning the Australian Open, will play the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament on December 30.
Serena Williams will return to the tracks on December 30 in the tenth edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, an exhibition tournament that takes place in Abu Dhabi on hard outdoor track and in which this year women participate for the first time.
The ex-number one of the world, winner of 23 Grand Slams, has been away from the tracks since she won the Australian Open and it became public that she was pregnant with her daughter Alexias Olympia, who was born last September .
The American, 36, had already confirmed her intention to defend her crown at Melbourne Park and will start preparing this challenge in Abu Dhabi where she will face the young Latvian Jelena Ostapenko , champion of Roland Garros, on December 30.
“I am delighted to return to the tracks in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter in September. The MWTC has marked for a long time the beginning of the male global season and I am excited and honored to make my return as part of the first women who will participate in the event, “said the youngest of the Williams on the tournament website.