Donning a nursing bra, new mom Serena Williams shared a cute clip with her 5-week-old daughter Alexis Jr. via Snapchat.
During a news conference Tuesday, it was confirmed that Williams will play the Jan. 15-28 competition to defend her title at the Australian Open.
”Serena will be back,” tournament director Craig Tiley told Sports Illustrated. ”We look forward to welcoming her and again go on that journey of breaking the all-time record for the most number of Grand Slams. … I’ve been in contact with all the top players and am pleased to announce we’ll have the full top 100 men and women returning to the Australian Open.”
Williams has talked about her return to competitive tennis in January 2018.
During the TED 2017 Conference in Vancouver, Williams told Gayle King, “I definitely plan on coming back. I’m not done yet. If [my sister Venus Williams is] still playing, I know I can play. This is just a new part of my life. My baby’s going to be in the stands and hopefully cheering for me.”
The tennis star and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 34, welcomed their first child on Sept. 1.