|"Iím not walking anything back," Serena Williams said, "but Iím just saying itís pretty intense." (AP)
Serena Williams has confirmed she is planning to come back on the tour at the Australian Open, but underlined that she is returning to win.
Williams has not played since winning this year's event Down Under, subsequently announcing that she is pregnant with her first child.
"Itís the most outrageous plan," she told Vogue. "Thatís, like, three months after I give birth. Iím not walking anything back, but Iím just saying itís pretty intense."
She also acknowledged that tying Margaret Court's record of 24 majorsóshe currently has one feweróis a big goal. But Williams also added that in her mid-30s, she's aiming to show that she can get back on top with little delay.
"Especially since Iím not 20 years old," she said. "Iíll tell you this muchóI wonít win less. Either I win, or I donít play."
Williams, who discussed several topics in the wide-ranging interview, has shown herself hitting on court on social media during her pregnancy.
She will be eligible for a protected ranking upon her return to tour.