Williams, who married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month, said in a statement that she was "delighted to be returning to the court in Abu Dhabi". According to her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, Williams was doubtful for the AustralianOpen until last month.
Excited to make a return to the tennis court in Abu Dhabi, the former world number one said she was honoured to become the first woman to compete in the previously male-only event.
Williams, who got married last month, is now ranked 22nd in the world and would not require a wild card for the AustralianOpen which begins on January 15.
It is still not yet known if Williams will try to defend her AustralianOpen crown, with the American scheduled to be a keynote speaker at the Inside ITF conference in Florida - which takes place slap bang in the middle of the tournament.
The Mubadala event had already seen men's world number one Rafael Nadal and three-time GrandSlam victor Stan Wawrinka withdraw. I look forward to seeing the fans in Abu Dhabi at the 10th Edition of the Championship very soon', the 23-time GrandSlam victor said.
The 23-time grandslam champion will lock horns with French tennis star and Open Champion Jelena Ostapenko in a historic battle, after having won AustralianOpen in January.
Serena Williams, 36, also holds the most GrandSlam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined amongst active players. "She's not only an incredible champion, she's a role model for millions of athletes all over the world and she joins Jelena in offering the UAE a match worthy of grandslam heritage right in the center of Abu Dhabi".
CEO Sam Haskell resigned from the Atlantic City-based organization on Saturday, a day after he was suspended by the board. Haskell replied, "Thanks so much Coach.even in my sadness you can make me laugh.how was the Kennedy Center Honors?"
Sure, Smith went on a cold streak during the middle of the season, but Rivers wasn't so hot at the beginning of the year. Smith was named as an alternate which softens the blow a little, but it's still baffling that he didn't get in.
He re-aggravated his hip injury during the Celtics' playoff run last season, and has yet to return to the court. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports , he is targeting a comeback in the first week of January.
Mourinho also escaped with just a warning after he accused City of making "tactical fouls" in his pre-match press conference. Injury analyst Ben Dinnery did note Valencia's year could be over if a hamstring strain is confirmed, however.
The official, Kenneth Mallory, wrote that the ballot had both candidates' names bubbled in for the 94th District race. There will be a recount Wednesday in the 68th District, which includes parts of Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield.
Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies. The exact time of the meeting is not immediately known but officials said it would be around midday or early afternoon.
South Florida's most impactful player is quarterback Quinton Flowers , who can make plays in the air and on the ground. Facing fourth and three, the Red Raiders chose to go for it, but Shimonek was sacked by Senat for a loss of 10 yards.
The EU has said it wants to have a free trade deal with Britain ready to go at the start of 2021, as soon as the transition ends. Britain will need a transition after Brexit that will avoid businesses having to adjust to new rules and regulations twice.
Maroon 5 mgr among many others, thoughts and prayers to his family, his kids, & The ( Maroon 5 ) family. The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed Feldstein's death on Saturday, Dec. 23, according to THR .
The company later became a huge success with Schnatter also turning into a pop culture staple for his commercials. Papa John's added Ritchie to the succession plan for the company's top job in 2015 when he was named president.
Masks must be donned when there are two or more laboratory-confirmed, unrelated influenza cases in the county. There is no charge for employees and volunteers to get the shots, say MCMC officials.
Fire breaks out at London Zoo
The zoo remained closed to the public on what had been expected to be a busy day at the popular facility in Regent's Park. One aardvark, Misha , died in the blaze and a spokesperson for the zoo has confirmed four meerkats are now missing.
It's going to be a long summer's day today, seriously
The exact times of sunrise and sunset depend on two things: your latitude and geographic location within your time zone. Northerners spend most of the longest solar day of the year facing away from the Sun in the cold of a winter's night.
Man Planned Christmas Day Attack in San Francisco
Pier 39, packed with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, is one of San Francisco's most popular tourist spots . Officials have stopped a man who they say was plotting a terror attack in San Francisco over the holidays.
Salvation Army short of Christmas Kettle campaign goal
The Caledonia Police Department is seeking a woman who allegedly stole a Salvation Army red kettle from an area pharmacy. Last year, The Salvation Army provided over 2.4 million meals and helped almost half a million MA residents in need.
Apple admits to slowing older iPhones over battery issues
Like most people, you might be considering the option of replacing the phone entirely without attempting to have it checked out. And because it's so gradual, progressively shorter battery life is ignored by most people, until it's time for a new iPhone.
Facebook and Universal just cut a huge music licensing deal
With those tools in place and this new deal, Facebook is another step closer in its quest to be a destination for high-end video. Initially the partnership will mean that users will be able to upload videos that contain licensed music to the three platforms.