Serena Williams is getting ready for 2019 – and has big plans already as she prepares for the Australian Open.

That was the last Grand Slam she won, lifting the trophy in January 2017 while pregnant with daughter Olympia – and she’s now aiming to win a record eighth title in Melbourne Park after she spent 2018 readjusting to on-court life.

In 2018 she reached the final of Wimbledon as well as the US Open – an achievement of which she is proud.

Serena Williams has won a total of 23 Grand Slams, including the Australian Open in January 2017

She faces big sister Venus at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships this week, and is looking forward to resuming what she calls “the ultimate rivalry”.

Serena made her comeback from maternity leave at the same event last year.

Venus is also excited about taking part in the tournament, as it is hosted in a part of the world she has long enjoyed visiting.