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Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams & Andy Murray Confirmed For Tournament

07 December, 2018, 07:30 | Author: Candice Daniels
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A year after she withdrew from the Australian Open in the wake of her first pregnancy, Serena Williams is confirmed as an entrant in the 2019 tournament, the Open announced on Wednesday.

American tennis ace Serena Williams who had won the Australian Open title in 2017 when she was eight weeks pregnant, has confirmed her participation in the 2019 edition of the prestigious tournament.

Williams returned after giving birth to her child and reached the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals.

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.

Recall that in the main draw of the Australian Open in Melbourne will play four Ukrainian tennis player.

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"It's an exciting time of year and we can't wait to welcome this exceptionally strong player field to Melbourne for Australian Open 2019", Australian Open official website quoted Tiley, as saying.

"It's always special to see our defending champions - Caroline had her first grand slam win here a year ago so will be keen to start 2019 on a high and of course Roger Federer has special memories of Melbourne, having won here six times, something only Novak and Roy Emerson have done in the past".

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 previous year because of a hip injury. This list includes five-time Australian Open finalist and former World No. 1, British player Andy Murray, followed by Serbian player Janko Tipsarević and Belgian player Steve Darcis.

Australian Open is slated to be held from January 14 to 27 at Melbourne, Australia.

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