Such a lengthy absence means she's now ranked 491 and although the 36-year-old can use a protected world standing to enter up to eight tournaments during a 12-month period - thus avoiding qualifying - it does not apply to seedings.
Williams has won the Miami Open tournament a record eight times and received a wild-card entry.
Osaka is 14-4 this year and will meet No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina in the second round. She looked overwhelmed at times by Osaka, and particularly helpless against those W.W.S.D. serves, both out wide and down the middle.
In the match before Osaka and Williams took the court on Wednesday afternoon, another mother and former No. 1 on the comeback trail, Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat young American Catherine Bellis 6-3, 6-0.
"For entertainment reasons, it's very important to have Serena Williams in the draw, but I don't think it's important to have her in the seeding positions at the moment", Minella said. It set up a rare early encounter between one of the great players of all time and one of the hottest current players. She said, 'Good job, ' but I kind of blanked out.
She continues to impress in her third year on tour and if she continues at this rate, she could be in the top 10 before Wimbledon.
- Osaka's idol is Serena Williams: "Serena's my favourite players".
"I'm happy that I'm playing", the 3-time Miami victor Azarenka said.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost her first WTA tour match since dislocating her right kneecap in 2017.
"Besides numbing my left forearm 30 minutes before my first match at Indian Wells in order to get through the match without any recurring pain I have had in past months, I also found out I had an air pocket in my lung from which I wasn't allowed to fly for 3 weeks from first findings, per doctors, until it healed". She had a kid which we should all be celebrating so when she comes back there should be a grace period where she can still be seeded.
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They quieted down when one of the student leaders, senior Colton Cunninghan, climbed onto a truck bed, megaphone in hand. Another mass protest is planned for March 24, to coenside with the March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.
Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on the night of September 22, 2016 and passed away on December 5, 2016. In response to that, the Tamil Nadu government formed the Arumughaswamy Commission to investigate her demise.
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A view shows a tower of the Kremlin (second right) and the Foreign Ministry headquarters (right) in Moscow, Russia March 16, 2018. A prominent Russian targeted by new USA sanctions has mocked the penalties, and says he'll respond by boycotting McDonald's.
Much cooler weather will move in behind the cold front Tuesday night, and highs will only be in the mid-50s on Wednesday. A test tornado watch will be issued followed by a test tornado warning shortly after for all counties within Iowa.
It was a scenario that played out in last year's Alabama Senate special election, when the president got behind appointed Sen. He complimented Hyde-Smith's "toughness" and said he is confident in her conservatism and has "never seen her waver".