by Cydney Contreras | Wed., Mar. 7, 2018 10:50 AM
The new mom told her followers on Instagram, "This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter." So, in homage to both her comeback and her charity, which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center, the tennis champion has created a gold-toned "S" pin.
Fans who attend her matches at Indian Wells and in Miami are encouraged to join Williams on her "long journey back" by picking up the pin at her booth and wearing it when she plays.
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It's official. My comeback is here. This Thursday I will start playing tennis again professionally for the first time since giving birth to my daughter. This whole month I am playing tournaments in California and Florida- both my home states. Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks international women's day. My comeback could not have come on a better day and I decided I wanted to do something different let you all be apart of my long journey back (if you want of course!!) So I created my Serena Gold toned "S" pin. When I am playing you can wear it and show support not only from me but also for my charity which supports the Yetunde Price Resource center. I want this gold "S" mean something special to you personally. What is one S word in your life that means something to you? Mine is Strong and Sure! So when I wear my "S" pin I am representing Strength, and Sureness. What would your "S" mean? They are for now only available for my fans that come see my at Indian wells, and Miami starting Wednesday as well as Thursday when I play!! Sooooo if you are watching me stop by the Serena booth to grab a "S" pin. Post pics of you wearing your "S" and tag me! Thanks for the support I look forward to seeing you out there!!
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The athlete explained that not only does the pin stand for her first name, but for her it also stands for "Strength and Sureness." And she hopes that her fans can find a special meaning in the letter, too.
"I want this gold 'S' mean something special to you personally," she wrote. "What is one S word in your life that means something to you?"
Her long awaited return comes after Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian welcomed their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September of last year, and comes on the heels of their vows in November.
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