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Serena drags sister Venus for wearing a "t-shirt"

Serena drags sister Venus for wearing a

But Williams, whose triumph in Melbourne previous year gave her an Open-era record 23rd grand slam - one shy of the all-time record held by Australian Margaret Court - still has a desire to compete in tennis's blue riband events.

The former No. 1 seed and teammate Laura Davis will face the Netherlands' Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs in the second and final match on Sunday.

'It's definitely the start of a long process, ' Serena told the Associated Press of her comeback. Physically I feel good.

"There's moments that have just been hard, getting back out there doing it every day. Every day I get better and stronger". The 27-year-old Kvitova, who triumphed at Wimbledon in 2011 and 2014, secured the win against Bencic on her first match point. The elder Williams said she always enjoys the opportunity to play Fed Cup for the US.

"We'll wait and see how tomorrow goes and then we'll make our adjustments, if any", Rinaldi said.

Williams, entering a competitive event unranked for the first time since 1997, heads a powerful U.S. team that include her 37-year-old sister Venus, the world No. 8, world No. 17 CoCo Vandeweghe as well as world No. 62 Lauren Davis.

Overtaking Court remains a goal for Williams, who would like to go even further than 25 grand slams.

Baby Alexis Olympia, born in September, was in attendance, too, in the arms of her father, Alexis Ohanian, in the seats right behind them. Serena who is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said motherhood is "an wonderful journey".

"It's probably been the most fun of my life". "It's just great to play the game that I love".

Venus Williams has been impressed with her younger sister's parenting skills.

Serena all ready for Fed cup

"Right now I'm focused on this weekend and after that I'll figure out what it might be", Williams said on Friday after adding she was unsure if she would play the French Open starting in May.

Venus Williams was asked how motherhood had changed her sister.

"I thought maybe a few of my balls were flying a little bit", Williams said.

"She's very professional and she has a lot of pride for playing for her country".

The 36-year-old missed the Australian Open in January to give her more time to recover from the birth.

'She's been out, becoming a new mom, and she's looking to get back into playing, Rinaldi said.

In the other Fed Cup first-round ties this weekend, Belarus plays host to Germany in Minsk, Switzerland opposes the Czech Republic in Prague, and Belgium visits France in La Roche-sur-Yon.

When Fed Cup resumes Sunday, Venus Williams - the top seed for Team USA - is scheduled to kick off the action.

"It actually is a really ideal opportunity to try to come back", Williams said.

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