Serena ready for long-awaited return at Indian Wells

At 36, Williams is entering the twilight of her career, but the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion remains the benchmark her competitors must measure themselves by.

Tennis sensation Serena Williams has expressed her desire to play a Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour event in Kenya. "I never thought much about it, but it's better than any thoughts I could have ever had, so I love it".

Monday's event, which featured eight players facing off in 10-point "super tie breaks" as they vied for a $250,000 winner's prize, was a chance to sharpen her skills. But I'm getting there and every day is a new day and every day I should be getting better.

Serena said she was preparing to return to the WTA Tour six months after giving birth.

Speaking to BBC, she said she has thought about before and thinks it can be an fantastic thing.

She went on to explain that she wants the pins to have more than just supportive meaning for herself and her charity, but for whoever decides to wear one.

"She is one of the best players so it is good that she is back, especially after being a mom". To celebrate the occasion, she shared her new "Serena Gold" pins, whose sale will benefit the Yetunde Price Resource Center, a place that helps rehabilitate those affected by violence, VIBE reports.

"Because of what I went through, it would be really hard if I didn't have the healthcare that I have - and to imagine all the other women that do go through that without the same healthcare, without the same response, it's upsetting".

Victoria Azarenka, who will see her first action of the year, will follow Williams. "As long as I'm moving forward, even if it's at a turtle's pace, I'm OK with that".

In fact, Williams could make a good living out just of playing exhibition events like the Tiebreak 10s at MSG. While the eight women were thrilling NY, the draw was throwing the sisters into the same segment of the Indian Wells draw.

"I think everyone should have high expectations", said Williams, who will be unseeded at Indian Wells and open her campaign against 53rd-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.

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