Former world number one Serena Williams made her return to competitive tennis five months after giving birth as she teamed up with sister Venus for the US team in the Fed Cup.
In what was a last-minute change to the billing as the Americans had already won the tie against the Netherlands, the pair lost the dead doubles rubber 6-2 6-3.
But this was never about the scoreline, as demonstrated by the standing ovation and loud cheers that welcomed back the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion.
And among those in the sell-out crowd in Asheville, North Carolina was baby Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
“It’s great. It’s her first match so I’m glad she got to see it,” Serena said in an on-court interview.