Serena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week, almost four months after giving birth.
The 36 year old American will play world number Seven Jelena Ostapenko In an exhibition match on December 30 during the Mubadala world tennis championship.
Williams, who has won an open-era record 23 grand slams, said she is delightedto be returning to the court.
She gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian in September.
Former world number one Williams has not played since winning the Australian open in January.
Australian open director Craig Tilley has said Williams is “very likely” to defend her title at the 2018 tournament, which starts on January 15.