Williams sisters win first Slam doubles match since '16

"I'm really fortunate enough that I can plan my days and I can plan my career", said Williams, who appeared to symbolise her life as a "Super-mom" in the skin-tight, black catsuit she chose to wear for Tuesday's match.

Williams, the victor of an Open era record 23 Grand Slam titles, had arrived at Roland Garros with just four matches under her belt in 2018, the last of which was in Miami in March.

"I remember one day, I couldn't find Olympia's bottle and I got so upset I started crying. because I wanted to be flawless for her".

The following day, Williams - who has a history of blood clots - had shortness of breath and believed she was having a pulmonary embolism, where clots form in the lungs.

Serena Williams made a fashion statement as she returned to grand slam tennis in a black body suit.

"I call it my Wakanda-inspired catsuit", she said. "She's so young, I don't really bring her".

"God, I don't know how many blood clots I have had in the past 12 months".

After beating Williams in the 2016 final, Muguruza's title defense was ended in the fourth round previous year.

"There were a couple of rain delays so I wasn't able to [see her]". "So it's a fun suit but it's also functional, so I can be able to play without any problems".

After sharing the heartfelt story Alexis wrote: "I'm grateful for all the people around the world who adore my wife..." They talk about the baby and how happy they are.

"So it will be a really good, another good show for me".

Neither player had been broken until that point with world No. 70 Pliskova refusing to be unnerved by her star opponent, firing down 10 aces in a tightly contested opener.

Williams is just getting back on to the court after giving birth to her daughter last September. "Yeah, so I think there are definitely some differences, but there is a lot of similarities, as well". Then I spend all this time with Olympia.

'You know, no matter the score, I still knew that I produce quite solid tennis in order to get myself in a winning position, and I felt there is no reason that I couldn't get that back'.

But the 23-times major champion looked reasonably assured in her opening win against Czech Kristina Pliskova and fellow American Courier thinks she can only get better.

Serena Williams entered the French Open as an unseeded player and her ranking fell from Np.1 to No. 451 after she had her daughter. I've been wearing trousers a lot in general when I play so I can keep the blood circulation going. "She's my priority, and I work everything around her".

  • Rosalie Stanley