World No. 1 and the defending Australian Open Ladies champion, Angelique Kerber, had better watch her back as the 22-time Ladies Singles Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams is hot on her heels.
The second seeded Williams, who was plagued by injury and presumably some additional Grand Slam record history pressure, only managed to win one Grand Slam title out of the three finals in which she competed in 2016, made her way past Lucie Safarova, 6-3 6-4 on the Rod Laver Arena earlier this evening.
Once the hunted, now the hunter, Williams is looking fitter and healthier and undoubtedly will be eyeing not only her 23rd Grand Slam title but also the coveted No. 1 position, which she lost to Kerber in September last year.