I felt like superhero - Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

"To be honest, there's something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom", she told Vogue in January.

Williams had all sorts of trouble in the opening set, compiling 12 unforced errors.

As many have been before her, Barty began to look overawed by the force of Williams' personality.

Williams, 36, had to fight for this one, particularly in the first set in which she lost the first three points of the tiebreaker. Williams recently spoke to Harper's Bazaar UK about suffering from postpartum depression, which she is still dealing with.

Getting everything to work out is no easy feat for someone in Williams' position and it is the reason why in the past 38 years Belgian Kim Clijsters is the only mother to win Grand Slam titles - three of her four majors - after a maternity break. In fact her tennis wasn't even the biggest talking point of the match, it was her black catsuit - which was the literal embodiment of her superhero senses. She shouted so loud it jolted Barty back to reality and seemed to remind her of the enormity of the task ahead.

Hitting 13 aces and lifting her game when trailing in a first-set tiebreak, the American overcame a player 381 places above her in the rankings in an hour and 45 minutes.

However, fellow French Open competitor and world No 2 Carolina Wozniacki was horrified when she was unable to watch the match live from her accommodation in Paris.

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But the match turned nearly from the instant Williams released a primal roar after blasting a backhand return victor after being broken in the opening game of the second set.

Williams, who returned to tennis in March, was asked about her chances at Roland Garros - a tournament she last won in 2015. It woke up Williams' game.

If you aren't following Serena Williams' daughter on Instagram, you're kind of missing out, because the tiny tot is steadily giving her fans on social media adorable content. Of course, Williams was gone from the game that long because she was pregnant with her daughter, Alexis Olympia, who was born just nine months ago. - He wrote, "I grew up watching tennis with my Mom's best friend and why I consider you my all time favorite athlete". Future launches have inspirational messaging written right on to them, so wearers can be reassured throughout the day - "It's just a friendly reminder: I'm strong and I'm handsome", says Williams. Williams beat Pliskova's twin sister, Kristyna, in the first round in Paris.

Barty, though, had her own motivations and looked comfortable from the outset in her first appearance on Roland Garros's centre court.

There were, to be sure, plenty of other big names in action Wednesday, including victories for Sharapova, No. 1-ranked Simona Halep and 10-time men's champion Rafael Nadal. But her level when she's not quite on her best (form) is still bloody good.

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