In the first round of the tennis tournament in Indian wells Serena Williams beat Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) 7:5, 6:3.
The former first racket of the world returned to the court after a break connected with the birth of a child.
Serena Williams is the last match before the break, held in January 2017. In the final of the Australian Open, she defeated Lucie Safarova.
Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko lost to Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino 6:3, 3:6, 4:6.