Serena Williams to headline Western & Southern Open Monday

Serena Williams to headline Western & Southern Open Monday

MASON, OH (FOX19) - Serena Williams is set to make her return to competitive tennis in Cincinnati on Monday.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion will face 24-year-old Australian Daria Gavrilova on Center Court at the Western & Southern Open after 7 p.m.

It will be the first match for Williams, 36, in Cincinnati since she won the tournament in 2015.

Since then, Williams has become a mother.

Her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born Sept. 1, 2017.

Williams has not won a tournament this year.

She is 11-4 in singles matches.

Action on Center Court begins at 11 a.m. with former World No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka taking on Carla Suarez Navarro.

After that, 13-seed Madison Keys will take on Bethanie Mattek-Sands in a matchup of American women.

No. 9 seed John Isner and Sam Querry will follow with an all-American men's match.

After Williams wraps up, 10-seed Novak Djokovic will take Center Court to face American Steve Johnson.

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