Australian Open Tournament Director: Serena Williams 'Very Likely' To Play

Serena 'very likely' to defend Australian Open title

Serena Williams to make tennis return in Australia

It is worth mentioning here that Serena Williams' last competitive tournament was 2017's Australian Open and she is the defending champion as well.

"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".

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"We'd be pretty excited about the possibility (of her coming)", he added. "There's no question she'll be ready in our view".

Victory over her sister Venus a year ago moved Williams one behind Margaret Court's all-time record of major wins.

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"We are expecting the AO Game to be a sell-out so we urge fans to get their tickets quickly and come along and enjoy a great day at the tennis, followed by a night at the basketball", ANBL chief executive Jeremy Loeliger said.

Williams has said she wants to return for the Australian Open, and her desire to do so is the best reason to believe that she will.

'Serena is getting ready for 2018. "We will see how her body is reacting and how her tennis level is and we will take a decision regarding Australia", he said.

Williams has indicated on social media that she has already returned to training. She is practicing and getting back in shape. I will be joining her soon in Florida, ' he told CNN.

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

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