Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Serena Williams Entered Into Australian Open

Serena, who recently got married and give birth to a baby girl, hasn't played since winning her 23rd Grand Slam at the event past year.

Williams also got married this year and doubts have been raised about her future in the game but she will reportedly defend her title.

Basketball is heading to the Australian Open tennis for the first time, with a top-level game to be played at one of the stadiums during the opening Grand Slam of the year.

"This is a unique opportunity to showcase two of the world's biggest sports in one location on one day and our fans are the big winners", Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said. Williams recently announced on social media that she has started training again.

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

He added, "There's no question that she will be ready in our view and she wants to break Margaret Court's record".

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

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

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

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