Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Serena's comeback goal is 'to win grand slams'

Serena's comeback goal is 'to win grand slams'

Tennis superstar, Serena Williams says she is ready to return to competitive tennis after making it to the practice courts following the birth of her first child.

The 36-year-old brushed aside second seed Grigor Dimitrov to win his third title at the Rotterdam Open last month, having already been confirmed as the oldest world number one in history as a result of reaching the quarter-finals in the Netherlands.

Williams was speaking before competing at the Tiebreak Tens event in NY, where she categorically declared the time is right for her to return to the sport.

Serena Williams is gunning for Roland Garros, her coach has warned, as the dominant force in women's tennis over the past decade targets a comeback following the birth of her daughter. "I think we can say without a doubt that this is her biggest challenge". "It feels good but I'm still getting there, obviously".

Mouratoglou said it might take her some time to build up her form and confidence, but that he is confident she could do it.

"I wish I would have made a few more shots".

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Williams, who is unranked as she has spent more than 12 months away from the tour, has been drawn to play Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in the first round in Indian Wells.

She continued: 'I'm ready or I wouldn't be playing. "I have high expectations, and I think everyone should set high expectations for themselves".

"I didn't necessarily begin my career in tennis thinking I was going to be breaking down barriers in the sport, but I found myself in this space with a huge platform at my fingertips", said Williams.

"The way Serena plays is very short points, she doesn't have to hit 20 balls to win a rally, the way the game is played lends itself to playing less and still be able to do it well as long as you stay in physical shape", she added.

"I want people to understand there is no wrong way to be a woman". And also by giving her daughter a meaningful chance to watch her play. But this year, three of the WTA's biggest names-Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka-are all unseeded. Andy Murray remains sidelined after hip surgery, but Novak Djokovic, who has been bothered by a right elbow injury for months, is now on the entry list for Indian Wells.

"My expectations, I don't know what they are", the 36-year-old American told the BBC. I've always been an extremely motivated person.

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