Serena eyeing Grand Slam record

05 March 2018 08:26:51 EST

Coach Patrick Mouratoglou believes the returning Serena Williams has one specific target on her mind as she prepares to rejoin the WTA Tour circuit.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion is poised to return to action at Indian wells and Miami, with Williams just one major title away from matching the all-time record of Australian Margerat Court.

There are three Grand Slams left this season. They will be her three main goals for 2018.

Patrick Mouratoglou

And Mouratoglou thinks Williams is determined to try and surpass that mark and become the most successful singles player of all-time.

He told the official WTA Tour website: "Now she wants to break records again and especially one. That is her drive, to keep winning Grand Slams and hopefully establish her own Grand Slam record.

"Serena's target (for this year) will be to win Grand Slams. She knows that coming back might take some time, but her level of expectation is high as always.

"There are three Grand Slams left this season. They will be her three main goals for 2018.

"I think she will be ready for the French Open. The competitions she will play until then will help her and every day she progresses on her fitness."

Williams, a three-time champion in Paris, has not featured at a Grand Slam since winning the Australian Open just over 12 months ago, taking time off after giving birth to her first child.

She can be backed at 12/1 to win a fourth French Open crown this year, with Simona Halep priced at 11/2 and Garbine Muguruza 11/1.

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