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Serena hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis

Serena hails rule changes to protect mothers in tennis”

Abu Dhabi: The stage is set for eight of the biggest stars in world tennis to take to the court at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, a three-day exhibition event that runs from Thursday to Saturday in the capital.

American tennis ace Serena Williams has welcomed the decision of Women's Tennis Association (WTA) to retain the previous ranking of the players who come back after giving birth. I think we can only go up from here and that's our plan", Venus said after defeating the victor of 23 Grand Slam titles."It was really fun and so good to see everyone come out to support myself and Venus.

Serena described the rule introduced by the WTA for 2019 as "great" and believes that this will encourage players to take breaks and have children before making a return.

I think having gone through the experience myself really opened my eyes. So I think it's how you recover from that and how you handle the downs even more than the ups can really judge you as a character.

"I think it's great", Williams said of the new rule changes during a press conference in Abu Dhabi ahead of an exhibition match against her sister Venus on Thursday.

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"I'm still waiting to get to be the Serena that I was, and I don't know if I'll ever be that, physically, emotionally, mentally".

The 23-time major champion, who has played just seven events since her return from maternity leave in March, will be chasing history once again at the Australian Open in January. "But I'm on my way", Williams said on the eve of the U.S. Open final. But I feel like it's just something that's always going to be there and be special and "m happy that they did it".

Williams got a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a "thief" in during the loss to Osaka. "It's something that I clearly want but I have to be able to get there and beat a lot of good players to get it", said Serena.

Williams made two Grand Slam finals after missing a year due to her pregnancy and healthcare scare after she gave birth.



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