Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley says it’s “very likely” Serena Williams has entered the tournament which is going to be held in January.
The 36-year-old, Williams won the Melbourne event in January while in the early weeks of pregnancy and gave birth to a daughter in September.
Tiley told the Herald Sun the 23-time Grand Slam winner is "very likely" to return to tennis in Melbourne.
"She's got her visa, she's entered, she's practising," he said. "There's no question she'll be ready in our view."
Williams, who has won the Australian Open seven times, has posted on social media that she has returned to training.
Australia's Margaret Court, with 24, is the only player still ahead of Serena in terms of Grand Slam singles titles.
"She wants to break a record that is Margaret Court's," added Tiley. "It would be a pretty significant accomplishment for her to be able to do that."
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