Serena Williams wins first Wimbledon match as a mom

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In an interview with Forbes during the Tennis on the Thames event organized by WTA on Thursday, the former world no. 1 Monica Seles commented on when she realized that Serena Williams would become an fantastic tennis player. That means Chris Evert is listed as "Miss CM Evert" for her pre-marriage 1974 win, but under her husband's name for her 1981 victory.

Williams last won in London in 2016 and will look to get back on top this year.

Williams, who wore a stunning catsuit at the French Open in tribute to mothers who have had hard pregnancies like her, added: "I wanted to say that so women out there know that's not true". In addition to actual tennis play, the 36-year-old profits from numerous endorsement deals, which have included Nike, Gatorade, Delta Air Lines, Aston Martin, Pepsi, Beats by Dre, OPI, IBM, and Chase Bank.

While the Centre Court crowd clearly appreciated the sight of Williams in full flow, they also took a shine to the plucky Tomova who battled hard to make a match of it. "Now it's several women out there playing".

This tournament was the last of the four Grand Slam events to award equal prize money to men and women, starting in 2007.

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Thursday's Centre Court and Court One programme favours the men, however, although three-times champion Novak Djokovic will find himself on Court Two.

Wickmayer said she did not care how she was addressed.

She said: "I literally sat Olympia in my arms and I talked to her about it and we prayed about it". Nor does the book appear to include any same-sex marriages, like the nine-time singles champion Martina Navratilova's 2014 union to Julia Lemigova. Joyce Barclay, who reached the women's doubles semifinals at Wimbledon in 1972, is credited with five marriages.

"Do they call Serena "Mrs. Williams"?", she asked before adding, "That's cool. That would probably be one of the biggest changes", Venus said.

"It was better than my first round and I'm happy that I'm going in the right direction", Williams, who took her winning streak at Wimbledon to 16 matches, said.

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