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Serena Williams set to make comeback at Australian Open

COMEBACK: Serena Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS might be making her comeback at the Australian Open, in a bid to defend her title, claims tournament's director Craig Tiley .

The 35-year-old mother of one beat her sister Venus in the Melbourne final, and hopes to return to grand slam tennis in time for the Australian Open in January next year, Tiley said.

Following an announcement on what fans could expect of the 2018 tournament, he said: "Serena, the competitor that she is, she wants to win more than the 23 grand slam titles that she has. She was eight weeks pregnant when she played the Australian Open and very few people knew that."

The 23-time grand slam singles champion and her fiance Alexis Ohanian named their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, with Williams previously tweeting: "Fun fact my daughters initials are AO as in the Aussie open she won with me @AustralianOpen".

Tiley added: "We're proud of the fact she's gone around the world, she's told that her baby's AO - Australian Open, Alexis Ohanian.

"We have a special relationship with Serena, the Williams family, both her and Venus. She wants to come back in 2018 and defend her title. Obviously, at training now, there is several months to go and it will be up to her as far as where she is with her fitness."

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