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Serena Williams reveals tennis return date

The former Wimbledon champion has not played in over a year having given birth to a baby girl in September


Serena Williams will make her return to professional tennis tomorrow.

The former Wimbledon champion has not played since the Australian Open in 2017 having given birth to a baby girl in September.

She will compete at Indian Wells this week followed by the Miami Open on March 19.

In an Instagram post, Williams said: "It's official. My comeback is here. This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter.

"This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida- both my home states. Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks international women's day."

Williams has been improving her fitness in invitational events (Image: Getty Images North America)

Williams with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr (Image: REUTERS)

The 36-year-old went on to say: "My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be a part of my long journey back (if you want of course!!) So I created my Serena Gold toned "S" pin.

"When I am playing you can wear it and show support not only from me but also for my charity which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center. I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally.

"What is one S word in your life that means something to you? Mine is Strong and Sure! So when I wear my "S" pin I am representing Strength, and Sureness. What would your "S" mean?"

"They are for now only available for my fans that come see my at Indian wells, and Miami starting Wednesday as well as Thursday when I play!! Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin.

"Post pics of you wearing your "S" and tag me! Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!!"

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