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Highlights Tatjana Maria vs Serena Williams – Australian Open 2019

Serena Williams kickstarts her bid to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles on Tuesday in her first return to Melbourne Park since winning in 2017 while eight weeks pregnant.

The American giant, now 37, has kept a low profile in the lead-up to the opening Grand Slam of the year, avoiding any pre-tournament press conferences to focus on her game.

Seeded 16, she opens against Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the heat of the day on Rod Laver Arena, with few prepared to bet against her winning an eighth Melbourne Park crown.

Follow Serena Williams v Tatjana Maria in the second match on Rod Laver Arena live