Will she, won’t she? That’s the question many a Serena Williams fans have been asking in relation to her proposed comeback to tennis for the 2018 Australian Open. And now her close friend and fellow tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has clarified the Williams comeback situation to an extent.
Williams is on a maternity leave since winning the 2017 Australian Open and recently gave birth to a baby girl. While there are no reports of Williams having begun practice, Wozniacki has said Williams will be looking at making a ‘strong comeback’ to the sport.
Wozniacki revealed that her friend Williams had sent across pictures of her baby girl, Alexis Olympia Ohanian as well.
The Dane admitted she hadn’t been able to visit Williams because of her commitments leading to the WTA Finals that will be played in October. She added:
“She’s so cute and I’m looking forward to meeting her.”
Wozniacki also said that knowing her friend, she would be focussed on her baby and on the tennis.
“Serena, I think she can be focused on both (the baby and tennis).”
The world number six expressed confidence Williams would make a strong comeback to tennis but said for now, she was enjoying the experience of being a first-time mom.
Williams has announced earlier this year her aim to feature in the 2018 Australian Open after having won the title last year.
Interestingly, there have been questions asked whether she would find it easy to return back to top flight this quickly after giving birth to her child.
Kim Clijsters, who won the US Open thrice in her career, needed two years to return to competitive tennis after giving birth to a baby, but did manage to win a major in 2009. She said a lot depended on how the body reacted after the childbirth.
American Mary Joe Fernandez admitted she would have found it tough to do that but added Serena has been known to be an exception to many rules.