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10 Jan 2019

Australian Open 2019: Tough road ahead for Serena Williams

Australia Open: Serena Williams handed a tough draw

23-time women's singles Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw at the Australian Open 2019.

The veteran tennis star could come up against world number one Simona Halep as early as in the fourth round.

Serena is chasing a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title.

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Australia Open: Serena Williams handed a tough draw

A big match on the cards

Serena reached two Slam finals in 2018

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Serena reached two Slam finals in 2018

Serena, seeded 16, is looking to match Margaret Court's record of 24 singles majors.

She is also trying to claim an eighth Australian Open crown.

The female tennis ace came close twice last year, but failed to cross the line.

Serena had lost to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon 2018 final.

She was then beaten by Naomi Osaka in the US Open summit clash.

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Serena, Halep battle could be a blockbuster match

Serena will face Germany's Tatjana Maria in the first round.

In the second round, Serena could come up against China's Peng Shui or Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.

But the biggest battle will be against Halep in round four.

This would be a blockbuster tie if both players win their first three matches.

Halep enters the tournament after having played a single match in four months.

All eyes on defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki

All eyes on defending champion Caroline Wozniacki

Defending women's singles champion at the Australian Open and third seed Caroline Wozniacki faces Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium in the opener.

The Dane could meet 2008 champion Maria Sharapova in round three.

"Coming back as defending champion, it's something I always dreamed of. I feel at home here. These courts are suited for me. I'm enjoying every minute," said Wozniacki on Thursday.

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How many Grand Slams has Serena Williams won?

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Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam titles.

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Serena could equal Margaret Court (24 slams( in terms of another Slam title.

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Simona Halep of Romania is the highest ranked player in women's singles.

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Serena could face Simona Halep in round four of Australian Open.

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