After Nadal pulled out of November's ATP Finals with a knee injury, the 31-year-old's ongoing fitness issues could be a concern for the Australian Open, which begins on January 15.
Williams has been targeting a return for that same tournament, which is just a few weeks away, and now it has been confirmed that she will take part in a warm-up tournament.
Williams has a chance to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 GrandSlam titles, although she will have to make do with a low seeding in Australia after slipping to 22nd in the rankings.
It will be the first time in 10 years that a women's tennis match has taken place at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, and will come as a major boost for fans in the region following last week's high-profile withdrawals of Rafael Nadal, Stanislas Wawrinka and Milos Raonic.
This match will be the flawless warm-up for her, as she's likely to compete once again in the AustralianOpen in January, where she'd be going for her 24th GrandSlam.
SerenaWilliams is set to compete for the first time since winning the AustralianOpen (pictured) on January 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.
Ostapenko echoed the sentiments of Serena by saying that she is thrilled and honoured to be one of the first women to play at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, and she is more determined to follow up her dream 2017 season in AbuDhabi next week.
Her opponent, JelenaOstapenko, has won two WTA titles this year, including her first GrandSlam title at Roland Garros. Williams and Ostapenko will be the first women to play in the tournament, which started in 2009.
Celebrations of returning light are common in history with feasts, festivals and holidays around the time of the winter solstice . The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is that the days now gradually become longer and the nights shorter.
According to the paper, the marijuana was of such high grade the street value was likely around $336,000 (£251,000). The state, like many in the US , has not decriminalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.
A food donation made by a Farmington man to a local charitable organization will help feed more than 200 people this Christmas. It's a day when we look to those who have given us donations at the kettles and those who sent in a check.
Friday's system will most heavily impact the band of MA which borders Vermont and New Hampshire, bringing 4-6 inches of snow. This looks to be a fast mover, so most of the impacts would be during the morning before seeing afternoon improvements.
Instead of the traditional candle or mug, teachers at an OH school are getting wine this holiday season. As an eighth grader, this is Jake's final year. "I guess my teachers deserve it (the wine)", he said.
Liverpool , in their lurid orange away kit, suffered an early blow when captain Jordan Henderson limped off injured. They won 4-0 thanks to goals from Philippe Countinho, Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino .
We are very anxious about Catalonia's social and economic future with a possible pro-independence majority in the Parliament . It has also bitterly divided Catalan society between those who support independence and those who favour unity with Spain .
Qualcomm has already announced support for the new standard and has plans to immediately begin development of future 5G products. With the first standards ready now, the industry expects to start 5G commercial services from 2019.
A 22-year-old woman was attacked by her alleged lover who poured petrol on her and set her ablaze in Lalaguda on Thursday evening. However, Karthik was dismissed from the job recently due to inefficiency and was presently unemployed.
Netflix is said to have paid Chappelle a whopping $60 million in total, which would entice us to come out of retirement as well. Dave Chappelle admits to feeling sorry for the " poor white" population who voted for Trump in a new comedy routine.
Amazon Acquires Smart Camera And Video Doorbell Company Blink
What sets the devices apart from most competitors, including Amazon's Cloud Cam , is that they don't come with a power cable. The main difference is that Blink's products work wirelessly, while Amazon's existing options usually need to be plugged in.
Arsenal to face Chelsea in Carabao Cup semifinal
The other semi-final tie sees Chelsea face London rivals Arsenal for a place in the final of the competition. Cahill believes any talk of the Gunners holding a mental advantage is wide of the mark.