Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Serena Williams set to make comeback at the 2018 Australian Open

Serena Williams set to make comeback at the 2018 Australian Open

Williams, 36, has won the Australian Open seven times, including earlier this year while in the early weeks of pregnancy.

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.

"She has got her visa, she has entered [the tournament], she is practicing and she probably just needs a bit more space for a bigger entourage", the tournament director said.

"There's no question that she'll be ready in our view and she wants to break a record that is Margaret Court's".

Tiley told the Herald Sun the 23-time Grand Slam victor is "very likely" to return to tennis in Melbourne.

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"We look forward to welcoming her and again go on that journey of breaking the all-time record for the most number of grand slams".

"We'd be pretty excited about the possibility [of her coming]", Tiley said.

The Australian Open will be held from January 15-28.

Davis Cup captain Leighton Hewitt (left) poses for a photo with Melbourne United basketballers Chris Goulding and Casper Ware (second and third left) and tennis players Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nick Kyrgios and Dylan Alcott during an Australian Open announcement at Melbourne Park.

"We will see how her body is reacting and how her tennis level is". 1 Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova, who never went beyond quarters, the 2016 victor Angelique Kerber are committed to play as well.

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