But the legendary player will have one eye on a fourth French Open title, which also rely on her body holding up under the pressure of two weeks of tennis for the first time since her return. Considering that the emergency cesarean section she had a mere eight months ago led to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism, both her win and the power vibes she emanated in her fierce ensemble made for a seriously strong comeback.
"There has to be a very good balance between being aggressive and then being able to defend as well", Barty said of her clay-court tactics. Looking back, Williams is dumbfounded that she wanted to be so thin.
The last time she had been spotted on a court was in a first-round loss to Naomi Osaka in Miami in March.
The 36-year-old added: "I'm always living in a fantasy world. It's a fun suit, but it's also functional so I'm able to play without any problems".
The crucial moment came in the first-set tiebreak when, at 3-0 down, she rattled off six straight points before taking the advantage through a Pliskova miss.
She said the outfit also had some functionality.
After months of worrying more about diapers than drop shots, of breastfeeding for what she called "a really, really, really long time", of organizing her practice schedule around her newborn's nap schedule, Williams was back to doing what she's most famous for, in an arena where she earned trophies in 2002, 2013 and 2015.
Though she is the most successful female player of the open era, with a ranking of 451 in the world she is not seeded in Roland Garros. So I was just winging it in the last minute.
"You know, emotionally I think it's different, because I'm so emotionally attached to my daughter".
Williams had played just two previous WTA tournaments since giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia.
"I think we raised some real money", she laughed before making her way to the exit, stopping for selfies and to sign autographs for an appreciative French crowd.
"I have given tennis so much, and tennis has actually given me a lot, and I couldn't be more grateful".
"It was comfortable. I tried it on a couple of times before". She could be considered the most unlucky of seeds in a Grand Slam, for there can never have been a more unsafe floater in the draw. Serena won 82 percent of her total service points despite struggling with her second serve, and she had just 25 unforced errors. For all the moms [sic] out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy - here you go.
Arkady Babchenko emerged at a news conference in Kiev ostensibly called by Ukrainian officials to discuss his killing. Kiev police reported on Tuesday evening about an attack on Babchenko, in which he was allegedly gunned down.
In the Philadelphia incident, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were asked to leave after one was denied access to the bathroom. The list of inappropriate behaviors includes smoking, using drugs or alcohol, sleeping or improperly using the restroom.
The eighth amendment to the Irish constitution was installed following a 1983 referendum which approved outlawing abortion . Conceding defeat, the "No" campaign said: "What Irish voters did yesterday is a tragedy of historic proportions".
Babchenko left Russian Federation in February 2017, saying he was receiving threats and concerned he might be jailed. A top lawmaker says Russia is willing to help Ukraine investigate the murder of a Russian journalist.
The meeting on Saturday is the latest chapter in a long-running diplomatic effort to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters Trump did not want a meeting that was "just a political stunt".
The lowest field goal percentage and a drastically lower 3-point percentage for their opponents both occur in the third quarter. The Cavaliers, meanwhile, were +250 underdogs past year , far less extreme than their +650 line this time around.
The Tel Aviv regime said its assault came in response to a barrage of rocket and mortar rounds fired at the occupied territories. Rockets fired by Palestinian militants are seen over the Gaza Strip heading toward Israel, early Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
The Rockets averaged 15 turnovers per game over the first five contests of the series before that number jumped to 21 for Game 6. "The longer the Warriors played their trademark style of basketball, the better looks they found as the game continued".
But that would be Boston's last basket for more than five minutes while Cleveland went on a 15-2 run to put the game away. Curry scored 14 of Golden State's 33 points in the third quarter as Houston's shooting didn't just go cold, it froze.
She says: "I got a "Mom, I'm scared" text message and other than that, it was 'come get me at the high school'". The alleged shooter had asked to be dismissed from the class before returning with the guns. "Immediately Mr.
The author of some two dozen novels, his titanic literary stature was rooted in the universality of his message. Roth also helped bring a wider readership to the acclaimed Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld.
WH lawyer, Kelly speak before Russia meetings
Senate Democrats and Republican leaders are anxious about what sort of precedent a special briefing like this for Nunes might set. The invite list evolved up until hours before the meeting - a reflection of the partisan distrust and the political wrangling.
Irish turn attention to parliament as abortion ban voted out
It outlawed all abortions until 2014, when the procedure started being allowed in rare cases when a woman's life was in danger. Mr Wells called on Northern Ireland's anti-abortion movement to "redouble its efforts" to prevent any change of the law there.
Rockets a step closer to dethroning Warriors
Paul has been sidelined by a hamstring injury on four occasions during his career, according to ESPN Stats & Information. That absence, of course, contributed to the Clippers' infamous 3-1 collapse against the Rockets in the second round.