Serena Williams
7 6

Zarina Diyas
5 3



Morning all! 13 months and one new baby after her last competitive match, Serena Williams is about to make her return to the WTA tour. It's Hannah here with live updates of her Indian Wells first round match against Zarina Dyias.

Serena is of course unseeded having spent longer than 12 months away from the tour (surely there should be a different rule for players on maternity leave?), hence her presence in the first round. She's facing the world no.53 and leads the head to head 2-0, with both of their previous meetings also taking place during the sunshine swing.

The previous match on court one ran a bit long so there is a delay, hopefully the players will be on court in the next few minutes.

Aaaaand here they come! Deafening cheers for Serena as she enters the arena as expected. Dyias wins the toss and elects to serve.

Right then, we're ready to go. Serena into the net, but her volley sails well long, 15-0. Nice look at the down the line backhand, again just misses the line though. 30-0. Oooh cracking backhand crosscourt return from Serena, she second guesses Dyias' forehand but gets lucky as it falls long, 30-30.

Serena lets rip on another cross court return and it's BREAK POINT... Overcooks it on the backhand, deuce.

Two good serves from Dyias to get the hold. 1-0*

Wonderful point from Serena to kick off her first service game. Bruising groundstrokes to both wings and a short angled forehand winner for 15-0. And there's that serve! First ace of the match for 40-0. Dyias latches onto a return but swings it well wide, hold to love, 1-1.

Serena smothering a Dyias second serve to go up 0-15. That trademark Williams firepower is well and truly there on the backhand tonight, great depth and she's pushing Dyias all around the court. 0-30. Backhand down the line into the net, 15-30.

A first ace of the match now for Dyias, nice serve out wide. 30-30. Two poor returns on the second serve from Serena and Dyias holds to lead 2-1*.