In January 2017, Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams to lift the Australian Open.
"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", said tournament director Craig Tiley. "It would be a pretty significant accomplishment for her to be able to do that", Tiley said.
Last week Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, told CNN Sport that a decision would be made during an upcoming training session in Florida on whether or not the 23-time grand slam champion would make her comeback and compete in Melbourne, where play starts on January 15.
Williams has said she wants to return for the Australian Open, and her desire to do so is the best reason to believe that she will.
It would be remarkable, though, were her form not to suffer a little from a lack of match sharpness and there will be a competitive field in Melbourne eager to prevent her from successfully defending the title.
"We will see how her body is reacting and how her tennis level is".
Tiley, however, was much more enthusiastic when asked about the prospect at a Tennis Australia event to announce that NBL clubs Melbourne United and Cairns Taipans would play a game on Hisense Arena during the Australian Open.
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