Serena Williams confirms Australian Open return

A file photo of Serena Williams. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Melbourne VIC, Australia Dec 05, 2018, 03.41 PM (IST)

American Tennis star Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January.

The organisers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament she won for a seventh time on her last appearance in 2017.

Williams reached the Wimbledon and US Open finals after her return last year but lost both. 

Her final match last season was the final at Flushing Meadow, where her loss to Naomi Osaka was overshadowed by her row with umpire Carlos Ramos.

Williams is scheduled to play an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi in the final week of the year before heading to Australia. 

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The organisers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament she won for a seventh time on her last appearance in 2017.