Serena in stunning comeback at French Open

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After having Williams constantly under pressure on serve early, Barty finally broke the three-times French Open champion to love in the sixth game.

And, yes, the victory.

After the win Williams said: "All the moms out there that had a tough pregnancy and have to come back and try to be fierce, in the middle of everything".

The three-time French Open champion came in unseeded despite being ranked No. 1 in the world when she took maternity leave a year ago, later giving birth to her first child in September.

Ranging from expected athleisure to denimwear, feminine dresses and fitted blazers, the line is stylish and sophisticated - yet for Serena, it's about so much more than just fashion. Now it will be Görges's turn to see if she can capitalize on Williams's continuing search for top form.

And then, suddenly, after unleashing one particularly powerful backhand return victor that she punctuated with a shout, Williams was back.

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The first glimpse of Williams as she prepared for her comeback came in an exhibition in December against 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.

Australian doubles player Arina Rodionova also questioned its legality. Barty has won four of her last five matches on clay court.

That's why everyone had high expectations for her return-and boy did she deliver, returning to the court in a black catsuit that evoked a very powerful message. Williams beat Kristyna Pliskova in the round of 128 on Tuesday.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Rafael Nadal will resume his bid to get his campaign for an 11th title off to a winning start.

Bolelli produced a drop volley winner for a 6-3 lead in the tiebreaker, but Nadal discarded that trio of set points with an ace, a backhand volley winner, and an inside-out forehand winner.

Serena Williams at the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla., March 21, 2018.

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But the grand slam colossus drew on her unrivalled fighting qualities - and energy reserves many doubted she still possessed at nearly 37 and eight months into motherhood - to stave off Australia's 17th seed after one hour and 46 minutes.

I'm concerned about Serena's conditioning, as it catches up to everyone who isn't consistently playing.

Resuming his match that was suspended at two sets a piece on Monday night due to thunderstorms, Ebden eventually lost 6-4 5-7 6-2 3-6 6-2 to Italian Thomas Fabbiano.

A year after losing in the opening round of qualifying in Paris, he is the second-youngest man in the French Open field.

A third-round showdown with 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza looms large after the Spanish third seed also scored an impressive straight-sets victory on Tuesday - 7-6 (7-0) 6-2 over 2009 victor Svetlana Kuznetsova.

The world No.25 looked like suffering her third consecutive first-round defeat at Roland Garros before turning the match around after a 45-minute rain delay.

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For an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Serena Williams wore a jacket that said: "Queen".

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