The GOAT Serena Williams Wins Her First Slam Since Giving Birth

The GOAT is back

It’s been months 15 months since Serena Williams picked up a tennis racket on a grand slam court. The GOAT is back.

Williams, wearing a sleek Nike black catsuit, defeated Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (7-4), 6-4  in the first round at the French Open on Tuesday.

READ: Serena Williams Opens Up About Motherhood, Marriage & More In ‘Being Serena’ Documentary Trailer

This was Serena’s first major tournament win since giving birth to her daughter back in September. Williams hadn’t played an overall match since March.

Williams now approves to 3-2 in tour-level matches this year.

Williams’ next match will be on Thursday against the 17th seed Ashleigh Barty. Watch the moment where Williams gets the W above.

Dimas Sanfiorenzo

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