Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in January previous year despite being eight weeks pregnant.
Her latest women's singles title - again against Venus - came in 2017, when she was eight weeks pregnant with her daughter, Alexis.
Her final match last season was the final at Flushing Meadow, where her loss to Naomi Osaka was overshadowed by her row with umpire Carlos Ramos.
Williams backed out of the 2018 Australian Open, however, due to insufficient preparation time after her pregnancy.
A 23-time Grand Slam victor, Williams is no stranger to the Australian Open.
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But based on comments after the game, Cavs first-round pick Collin Sexton wasn't overly impressed with the Warriors point guard. Smith was also absent from the team, Kevin Love was nursing a foot injury and Kyle Korver was recently traded to Utah.
Her participation at the Jan 14-27 Grand Slam was announced by tournament officials yesterday. Before the Open, Serena's year had been headlined by her return to full-time tennis, with the veteran appearing at the French Open and Wimbledon.
Annual endorsements of around €19million ensured she is the world's highest paid female athlete and has been for the last three years, according to Forbes, with a net worth in the region of $180m. Her husband is also a self-made millionaire, believed to be worth around $9m as one of the co-founders of discussion website Reddit.
Nearly all of the world's top 100 men and women's players are also due at Melbourne Park, including Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
World No. 1 Simona Halep heads up the women's field and Novak Djokovic, seeking his record seventh Australian Open title, is the No. 1-ranked male player.
Also among the 102 women and 101 men to have confirmed they will compete in the first grand slam of 2019 is five-times runner up Andy Murray, who missed three of the four majors a year ago because of a hip injury.
Trump and Kelly have privately argued at times and complained about each other to confidants, sometimes in colorful language. He announced Friday that he'll nominate William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W.
The impasse is on vivid display in Hodeida, a Red Sea port city where Yemen imports 70 percent of its food and humanitarian aid. Saudi-led airstrikes against the rebels are compounding the misery - wiping out entire neighborhoods and destroying hospitals.
D'abord parce que les années 1990, ce sont 19 religieux tués mais surtout plus de 200 000 morts, principalement des civils. Cette guerre civile sanguinaire aura fait au moins 150.000 morts, dont 114 imams qui s'opposaient aux musulmans radicaux.
The Ohio Pork Council sponsored the machine, and it received bacon donations from Smithfield, Hormel and Sugardale. It says it's a fun way to help the meat science program at the school and a good way to promote the pork industry.
Mr Koczorowski came to the door of his London home wearing a hooded top emblazoned with the Atomwaffen Division logo. It's believed there are 10 to 15 members of the group in the United Kingdom and some European countries.
Trump tweets: " Robert Mueller and Leakin' Lyin' James Comey are Best Friends, just one of many Mueller Conflicts of Interest". In the latest filings Friday, prosecutors will weigh in on whether Cohen deserves prison time and, if so, how much.
Losing Start For Kenya's Shujaa In Cape Town 7s
The Blitzboks made amends for their defensive failings when they sacked a Kiwi ball-carrier behind the tryline after half-time. New Zealand have staved off the threat of a first-ever exit in the pool stages of a World Series sevens men's tournament.
SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station
Three of the space station residents will be on board for Christmas; the other three will return to Earth on December 20. It was a successful take two - just an hour-and-a-half late - after NASA switched to another TDRS (T-driss) satellite.
Izzo, MSU Lose Another Top Recruit To Duke
But it is good enough to give the Blue Devils the No. 6 class in 2019, according to 247Sports . Michigan State and North Carolina were among Carey's final choices, along with Duke .
Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host
F*** 'em if they can't take a joke! Approximately 48 hours later, Hart stepped down from the prestigious post. Hart initially failed to issue an apology, insisting he had addressed the situation "several times" already.
Iran: US sanctions are 'economic terrorism'
Rouhani drew parallels with the sanctions and other pressure faced by the countries attending the conference. The "illegal U.S. sanctions" are " a form of economic terrorism ", Rouhani said, as cited by Iranian media.
IPhone Sales Fail Triggered "Fire Drill" at Apple
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