Serena Williams to return at Australia Open, says tournament chief

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Serena Williams has entered the Australian Open, the tournament announced.

"She's got her visa, she's entered, she's practising and she's probably just got to find a bit more space for a bigger entourage", he told Melbourne's Herald Sun.

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Now ranked No.22 in the world, Williams told CNN in July she was intending to return to tennis - echoing the words of her spokespeople - and if the American does show up in Melbourne, it would come about four-and-a-half months after she gave birth.

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

Williams earlier this year told Vogue magazine that she has outlined "the most outrageous plan" for her return. "I spent a lot of time at this center, just even out here on the courts with the kids". Maybe I can help her continue. It ruins lives. I think one of the hardest days of all of our lives was having to tell our sister's children what happened to their mom. "Either I win, or I don't play".

Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

Back in action! Serena Williams returned to the tennis court over the weekend, marking her first public sporting appearance since she married Alexis Ohanian and gave birth to their daughter, Alexis.

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