Serena admits making return has been tougher than expected

Serena Williams will return to WTA Tour event by playing in Indian Wells this week

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Williams featured in a Fed Cup doubles match for the United States last month and is scheduled to play at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, which starts this week.

The 23-time major victor beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 in the first round Thursday night. In a recent interview with the BBC, she shared some startling statistics that indicate that black women are three times more likely to die from childbirth complications in the USA than white women.

"There have been so many days, even still, when I'm like, 'How am I going to keep going?' It's been really, really hard", she told the BBC.

Serena Williams believes now is the "perfect time" to return to the WTA Tour in order to gauge her progress ahead of the year's remaining grand slam tournaments. She didn't convert it, but it was close. Both were straight-set wins for Williams. She then quickly held serve, and seemed to find her power again.

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That, and the chance to stick it to those who've tried to put her and her fellow females down all her life.

"It definitely wasn't easy but it was good". "We always have a couple tight sets".

"I have this undying drive to be the best that I can be", she said. On Diyas' third service game, Williams had a triple break point attempt, but couldn't get it, still.

It was her first singles match on Tour since she won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. Serena later revealed that she "almost died" giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia.

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Williams' only competitive appearances since the birth came in December at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, a Fed Cup doubles match with sister Venus last month and an exhibition in NY on Monday.

In one respect, she has already beaten the Australian. "I feel so lucky to be out here, and I'm ready to play".

After two decades of competing as a professional and breaking nearly every conceivable tennis record with a style of play that is more art than sport, you'd think Federer has nothing left to prove, right? "I'm really happy about that".

The American is due on court at approximately 3am and subscribers can watch live on BT Sport 1, BTSport.com (via the live stream link above) or on the BT Sport app. The two-time victor of the desert tournament needed a wild card to get in because she has been off the tour since Wimbledon.

In other first-round matches, CiCi Bellis overpowered qualifier Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-0, 6-3.

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Serena, after her year's absence, arrives without a ranking and thus unseeded, and will first play the 53-ranked Zarina Diyas-a woman who is a dozen years younger than the two-time former champion. Bellis earned a second-round matchup with defending champion Elena Vesnina of Russian Federation.

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