Serena Williams rallies for French Open win, nears possible showdown

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In the end, Williams had to have a filter inserted into a major vein to prevent any possible clots from entering her lungs, and was forced to go on bed rest for the next six weeks.

Serena Williams of the USA returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

With his daughter Tara born a day after Serena Williams gave birth to her first child Alexis Olympia last September, Novak Djokovic has been trading parenting tips with the American. And I don't want to get there, I want to get beyond there.

As well as the height difference, it was Serena's black catsuit which caught the eye after she debuted it in her opening 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 singles win over Kristyna Pliskova on Tuesday.

The three-time French Open champion broke again early in the third set, and held on for the rest of the match. Williams broke in the seventh and held in the eighth to set a 5-3 lead, which she converted on serve to win the second set 6-4.

Serena Williams is back in action - and winning matches her sister, Venus.

"Oh God, I'll never be a size four", she declares.

ICYDK, Williams dealt with risky blood clots and other complications after giving birth, forcing her to stay in bed for weeks. They have played only twice, but not since 2011; Williams won both matches.

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Many doubted that he would play well with Paul after the point guard was acquired in a trade with the Clippers. We thought we had it". "If they get blown out both games, it doesn't matter what we say".

This week she is making her first Grand Slam appearance in more than a year at the French Open and she could be seeded for Wimbledon in July, despite plummeting down the world rankings during her time off.

What's also exciting is that the 23-time Grand Slam champion is featured in a special issue of Harper's Bazaar that celebrates the power of women.

As many have been before her, Barty began to look overawed by the force of Williams' personality.

I'm concerned about Serena's conditioning, as it catches up to everyone who isn't consistently playing. "And one of her best assets is that when her back is against the wall, the best comes out".

"If I wasn't playing tennis, I'd be pregnant right now - sorry, I'm one of those women", she said.

"There were a couple of rain delays so I wasn't able to [see her]".

"I feel like I wasn't really doing too much wrong", Barty said.

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