Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

Florence Fletcher
December 7, 2018

"Serena Williams, now ranked 16, will make her highly anticipated return to Melbourne for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant with baby Alexis Olympia", said Craig Tiley, tournament organizer.

The last time the basis of the Open championship of Australia has not played none of the Ukrainian tennis players in 2008. She first won it against her older sister, Venus, back in 2003, and has added six other Open victories since then.

Williams is scheduled to play an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi in the final week of the year before heading for Australia to warm up for her assault on the Melbourne Park title at the Hopman Cup in Perth. Unfortunately, she lost both tournaments and left of Australian grand slam singles titles.

The world's top 101 men and 102 women have all confirmed they will compete at next month's Open in Melbourne.

The 31-year-old Scot has entered the tournament with his protected ranking of number two after sliding down to 259th in the world in the wake of surgery on his injured joint.

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Her return was confirmed by tournament organisers on Wednesday, with Simona Halep and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki also in the field.

A quarter-finalist in Melbourne earlier that year, Kyrgios has been seeded in his past 11 grand slam appearances.

Roger Federer, the Reigning champion is aiming for making a record after winning men's singles crown for the seventh time.

Andy Murray will be included in the men's draw alongside Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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