On Monday, Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou confirmed that the American will play in the French Open.
The tournament starts on May 27th and will be the her first major since returning to action from maternity leave.
The 36-year old returned after a 14-month absence to give birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia. She attempted a comeback earlier but withdrew from last week’s Madrid Open and this week’s Italian Open.
Mouratoglou said, “We realized that she was not ready yet. The time she lost after the delivery with all the medical issues she had to go through, was missing.”
He added, “That is the reason why we decided to skip Madrid and Rome as she needed five weeks to be perfectly ready.
“I am very satisfied and confident that she will be ready for Roland Garros.”
The three-time French Open champion last played in March, where she lost a first-round match against Naomi Osaka at the Miami Open.
The Frenchman said, “After her pregnancy, Serena had to rebuild her body. When she arrived at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, around April 30, we realised that she was not ready yet. The time she lost after the delivery with all the medical issues she had to go through, was missing,”.