Thursday, September 21, 2017 | ePaper
Expectant Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback
Serena Williams, feeling "new power" from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defense in January.
In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne.
"It's the most outrageous plan," the 36-year-old Williams, who is expecting her first child next month.
"I just want to put that out there. That's, like, three months after I give birth. I'm not walking anything back, but I'm just saying it's pretty intense."
Williams said during her pregnancy layoff she had kept a close eye on the tennis world, including her sister Venus's run to the Wimbledon final.
And she has her eye on matching Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles. She was already pregnant when she won her 23rd at the Australian Open last January.