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Aussie official: Serena Williams has entered to play

08 December 2017, 01:32 | Anna Jefferson

Serena Williams to make tennis return in Australia

Serena 'very likely' to defend Australian Open title

Her triumph in Australia past year saw her eclipse Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22 titles.

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley has confirmed the 23-time Grand Slam victor will "very likely" return to tennis in Melbourne for the Australian Open in January.

"There's no question she'll be ready in our view". The media reveals that according to the tournament's director Craig Tiley, the 36 year old is targeting a grand come back with 2019 tournaments being her main focus.

However, tournament director Craig Tiley raised hopes of a return to action for the 23-time Grand Slam victor who will be having a crack at her seventh Melbourne Park crown after marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian last month.

If Williams competes in?Melbourne, she would be going for her 24th Grand Slam singles title.




Williams has been away from the sport due to injury, the birth of her daughter, and then marriage to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

"She's got her visa, she's entered, she's practising and she's probably just got to find a bit more space for a bigger entourage", he told Melbourne's Herald Sun.

"We'd be pretty excited about the possibility (of her coming)", he added.

The Australian Open runs from January 15-28 with the Melbourne-Cairns showdown on the 24th.

"She wants to break a record that is Margaret Court's", Mr Tilley said. "Roger Federer travels with his four kids and we are a family-friendly event", referring to Williams and her baby.



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