Serena Williams has entered the Australian Open, the tournament announced.
Serena, who recently got married and give birth to a baby girl, hasn’t played since winning her 23rd Grand Slam at the event last year. But after so much time off and so many new things in her life, will the 36-year-old be ready?
“She has got her visa, she has entered, she’s practicing, and she probably just needs a bit more space for a bigger entourage,” tournament head Craig Tiley said. “There is no question she will be ready in our view.
“She wants to break the record owned by Margaret Court and it would be a significant accomplishment for her to be able to do that.”
Serena is just one short of matching Magaret Court’s all-time mark of 24 Grand Slams.
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