Serena Williams has 'high expectations' for Indian Wells

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The Serena Williams Fund aims to try to bring about equality through education. "That gives her more motivation, more incentive and she always comes out the victor".

"She took the decision to come back to tennis". The former world number one is confident she will get better as the season progresses and revealed she is ready to be patient as her journey back to full fitness will be slow.

DESPITE not playing an official singles match in 15 months, Serena Williams plans to lay siege to 2018's three remaining majors in her most ambitious mission statement yet.

Williams warmed up for her return at the Tie Break Tens exhibition at Madison Square Garden. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine dominated the event, winning 17 straight points during victories over Venus and CoCo Vandeweghe before defeating China's Zhang Shuai 10-3 to win Dollars 250,000.

It will be the 36-year-old's first appearance on the tour since the birth of her daughter Olympia.

"That is her drive, to keep winning grand slams and hopefully establish her own grand slam record".

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will return to the WTA Tour at Indian Wells in California, where she will begin the campaign against Diya in the round of 128 on Wednesday.

"She is known for her comebacks, the last of which took place in 2012", he said.

"It's been hard", Williams said in an interview with BBC Sport. The Frenchwoman even claimed that she feared for her life at one of time.

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The 21-year-old rising star held recent talks with returning manager Alex McLeish as he pondered his decision. It is 18 years since a Scottish victory in an Auld Enemy game so any little triumphs must be savoured.

Her coach certainly does.

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Sharapova won Indian Wells in 2006 and 2013, but because of her suspension, she hasn't been able to play here since 2015.

Venus already knows what to expect.

"It's been fun (getting back to work), I've been having so much fun being a mother, and having time off is good too", added Williams, who returned to competition with a Fed Cup doubles loss alongside Venus last month.

Here we get a reflective Williams, ticking off the list of reasons many had for her not to succeed. The remainder of the field included Sorana Cirstea of Romania and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, who retired previous year.

These two have played twice, and Serena won both matches in straight sets.

"I think it's a wonderful thing and whatever you do, as long as you do it with passion it's all good".

Vandeweghe, a NY native, jumped at the chance to play at MSG. "I don't want to keep sitting on the sidelines and thinking about it". Here are just five of those reasons, including the event's host, Serena Williams.

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