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Serena Williams says she's on the 'right track' after her comeback

Serena Williams says she's on the 'right track' after her comeback

"It was really special to be back out here with Venus and we're so happy Team USA won today", Williams told reporters.

Among those in the sellout crowd for the World Group first round tie at the US Cellular Arena in Asheville eager to see Serena make her competitive return to tennis was the 36-year-old American's daughter. "Or I'll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a attractive baby?' The emotions are insane".

Serena Williams' personal cheering squad couldn't be more adorable. Maybe that's why I felt like I did better.

But she was determined to put on a fearless face after the loss took some of the shine off the Americans' otherwise decisive 3-1 win that booked their place in the next round against France in April.

In the absence of seventh-ranked Caroline Garcia, who is declining to play for as she focuses on her singles career, the 13th-ranked Mladenovic led the way by winning both her singles. The Czechs, who have won the Fed Cup 10 times, will travel to Germany for the semi-finals in April. "I didn't expect to.have that much power on my serves, even though they didn't go in", said Williams. I've broken down I don't know how many times.




"Serena's gonna be joining her sister Venus!" she announced, to roars of approval before the superstar appeared dressed in a white top, dark blue shorts topped off with a red headband.The sisters have won 22 doubles titles together, the last of which was Wimbledon in 2016.

Williams beat Arantxa Rus 6-1 6-4 in Asheville - her 20th Fed Cup singles win - in one hour and 21 minutes to take the first rubber.

The dead-rubber was supposed to be the feel-good, icing on the cake, but the Dutch players had other ideas.

Ohanian was a doting father, carrying their 5-month-old bundle of joy during the match.

She had initially targeted last month's Australian Open and a defence of her 2017 title but struggled during an exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi in December, forcing her to revise her plans. "I'm always going to have the best and highest expectations for myself".

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