Serena Williams enters for Australian Open

The 23-time grand slam winner has not played since lifting the title in Melbourne last January

It is worth mentioning here that Serena Williams' last competitive tournament was 2017's Australian Open and she is the defending champion as well. The pregnancy and the birth of her first child in September kept Serena out of tennis for the rest of the year.

He told the Herald Sun: "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".

Serena Williams looks set to return to action at the Australian Open after the tournament director revealed the U.S. star had "entered" the first Grand Slam of 2018.

She is targeting the 2019 Melbourne Park competition, which Tiley believes to be her focus in surpassing the record of 24 single titles. "There's no question she'll be ready in our view".

But Tiley said Serena could come to try and equal Margaret's record by winning her seventh Australian Open.

She has not played a competition since, raising questions over whether the 23-time Grand Slam victor would attempt to defend her title. 'It would be a pretty significant accomplishment for her to be able to do that'.

'Serena is getting ready for 2018.

Williams' likely return is certainly good news for fans, who will certainly be looking forward to seeing her back in action. But last week, Williams's coach said on CNN that no decision had been made about the Australian Open. "I will be joining her soon in Florida", Mouratoglou said.

Tiley described the Australian Open, which will be held from January 15 to 28, as a "family-friendly event".

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