"It's been a real roller-coaster ride for me for a year and a half with this issue", World No. 12 Djokovic told Sport360 in an interview ahead of his return at the World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
Williams admitted her mind wandered to her child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., during the match.
World No 7 Ostapenko ultimately came out on top, winning 6-2 3-6 10-5, but Williams looked in good shape, although she has not yet decided whether she will defend her Australia Open title next month.
Williams, who gave birth to her daughter in September, had not played since winning her 23rd major singles title at last year's Australian Open. The American great was back on court on Saturday night for her first match after an nearly one-year break - but it was not the result she was hoping for.
"It's been probably a bit more of an unconventional pre-season for me in some ways but it's been really good, " she said. I'm looking forward to the new season.
Former world number one and 12-time Grand Slam title victor Novak Djokovic will be more risky than ever when he makes his long-awaited return from an elbow injury, top 10 rival Dominic Thiem said Wednesday. "I am going to assess everything with Patrick [Mouratoglou, her coach] and my team".
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In the second set she was, however, far more recognisable as the 23-times Grand Slam victor who has reigned the women's game for so long. "I want to become a more consistent player in 2018", she added. It had forced her to miss Wimbledon and the US Open.
"For me, it is all about physical, how I am feeling physically". "I have had a tough few months and I am just excited to be able to play again".
"She's not only an incredible champion, she's a role model for millions of athletes all over the world and she joins Jelena in offering the UAE a match worthy of grand slam heritage right in the center of Abu Dhabi".
'I'm happy to play against him again.
The men's field in Abu Dhabi features US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut and 20-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev apart from Djokovic, Thiem and Anderson.