Great addition for the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, traditional exhibition event that will take place for the tenth year in a row in Abu Dhabi from 28 to 30 December. After that Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all withdrew, the organizers successfully tried to bring in the former world no.
1 Serena Williams. The 23-time Grand Slam champion will play a match on Saturday December 30 at 5:00 PM against the Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko. 'I am delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi for the first time since the birth of my daughter in September.
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship has long marked the beginning of the men’s global tennis season and I am excited and honoured to be making my comeback as part of the first women to participate in the event. I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th Edition of the Championship very soon', the 23-time Grand Slam winner said.
Chances to see her competing at the Australian Open increase, making her come back - although not in an official competition - for the first time since the Australian Open final in January. On December 30, as well as 29, fans will be able watch also the 12-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic.