Best Australian Open Performance: Won (2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010)
Seeded: No. 13
Current Ranking: No. 13
Though she is not the No. 1 seed, she's definitely a highly anticipated player to watch as the Australian Open gets underway next week.
Williams was absent from the field last year as she nursed a severe foot injury incurred following her Wimbledon win in 2010.
Coming into 2012, she was playing well at the Brisbane International, but unfortunately was forced to exit the tournament due to a injury to her left ankle.
It was questionable as to whether or not she would be able to participate in this year's Australian Open.
Great news, however, for Serena fans, according to the official Australian Open website, Serena was practicing on Monday. According to reports, it was obvious to see that as she practiced with her hitting partner Sasha Bijan, there were precautions being taken, but no outward signs that she was having to endure pain.
So, everyone watches to see if Serena will be able to continue her winning ways in Melbourne.