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Serena Williams confirmed for eighth Australian Open

Seven times champion Serena Williams will be back at the Australian Open in 2019 having missed her title defence this year.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said he is expecting a full contingent of the top 100 men and women players in Melbourne next year.

While launching the 2019 event at Rod Laver Arena, he welcomed the announcement made by Serena Williams to return to the Australian Open in January.

Craig Tiley said Six-time men's winners Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who captured his 20th Grand Slam title in Melbourne in January, look to be among the players to beat again in 2019.

Tiley is also looking forward to the return of Britain's Andy Murray, the five-time losing finalist who missed this year's tournament with injury.

Tiley said prize money at the January 14-27 tournament will be increased to 60.5 million australian dollars split equally between men's and women's tournaments.

Source: Radio Pakistan

   

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