MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) This was quite a return for Serena Williams. Almost as if she never left.
In her first match at the Australian Open since winning the 2017 title while pregnant and her first official match anywhere since a loss in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September Williams looked to be at her dominant best, overpowering Tatjana Maria 6-0, 6-2 in the first round Tuesday.
I kind of like to jump in the deep end and swim, Williams said in an on-court interview after the 49-minute workout, and see what happens.
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