Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby. The American, who is skipping the rest of the year after announcing last week that she was pregnant, took to social media to offer her first public thoughts on impending motherhood. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace," the 35-year-old who owns 23 grand slam titles, said on Instagram.
Andy Murray is of the view that maintaining his world number one ranking in tennis will only get tougher with the current level of competition in the game. The 29-year-old, who is taking part in the Barcelona Open, became world number one for the first time at the end of 2016 as he ended the year with 24 consecutive wins. "I'm happy to be fit and healthy again and hopefully I can start to play some good tennis again soon," Murray told BBC Sport.
Roberta Vinci is the latest player to voice her disapproval over wildcards gifted to Maria Sharapova as she prepares to face the former world number one in her long-awaited comeback. All eyes will be on Sharapova when the five-time grand slam champion returns to competitive action at the Stuttgart Open on Wednesday after serving a 15-month ban for failing a drugs test. Several of Sharapova's rivals have expressed their disappointment that the Russian has been given a place in the tournament in Germany this week, as well as WTA Premier events in Madrid and Rome next month.