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Serena Williams To Make WTA Comeback At Indian Wells

The American is due to compete at Indian Wells where she takes on Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, ranked 53 in the world, on Thursday.

Multiple Grand Slam victor Serena Williams should be match fit and ready in time for the French Open in May, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Here are just five of those reasons, including the event's host, Serena Williams. Serena Williams says she's thinking about it and "it would be amazing". "I don't need any more motivation", Williams added.

Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, told WTAtennis.com that she aimed to win the other three Majors again: The French and US Opens, and Wimbledon.

"There have been so many days, even still, when I'm like, 'how am I going to keep going?'"

The former World No.1 won her first match against former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, but met her match in Zhang in the semi-finals, as the Chinese star came through 13-11. We all know what Serena is capable of when in good form, but the time away from the sport and the fact she's now approaching 37 years old makes you wonder just how effective she can be at this point.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will return to the WTA Tour at Indian Wells in California, where she will begin the campaign against Diya in the round of 128 on Wednesday.

Merkel vows swift return to government work
The SPD treasurer, Dietmar Nietan (left), and temporary party leader, Olaf Scholz, announce the results of the poll in Berlin . Under a "yes" vote, Merkel would likely be re-elected chancellor by the Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, on March 14.

But now, having played an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi in late December and doubles for the US Fed Cup team against the Netherlands last month, she says the time is right for her to return.

"It was good", she said of the experience. No matter what shape you think Serena is in, Diyas cannot play at that level if she expects to get the victory here and advance in this big tournament.

"Serena's target will be to win grand slams". One of them is to try and play long enough for her daughter to watch and appreciate what she has achieved. She wants to share there is no wrong way to be a woman.

"I've been trying to get back into playing tennis, which is something that I love the most, and to have this experience with Serena who is my greatest friend, means so much".

"If I'm not ready now, I'm just never going to be ready".

Williams, a victor of 23 Grand Slam titles, is in the same quarter of the draw as older sister Venus.

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