The Defending champion Serena Williams has confirmed her fitness for this month’s Australian Open.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion, who withdraw from the Hopman Cup last week with a knee injury during a training session at the tournament in Perth, Western Australia.
The 34-year-old failed to win a career slam last season after missing out the US Open final, has not featured in the last two months.
However, the American superstar has stated that she is ready to take the challenge for the first Grand Slam of the year, starting on January 18.
“My body is feeling great now, obviously I had a hiccup but right now it is doing much better,” she told the Herald Sun. “I’ve had a few days of training so it’s looking good.
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“We are all out there killing it. I just need to make sure I’m totally relaxed and at ease. It all comes natural after that. I know what I need to do on and off the court to win big tournaments. That is what I like to do.”