According to Australian Media 7NewsSix of the major men's and women's circuit bats like Novak Djokovic or Rafa Nadal will not complete this quarantine period in Melbourne, as do other tennis players, but they will in Adelaide.
As well as Williams, the likes of world number two Simona Halep, defending Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and previous Australian Open winners Naomi Osaka, Victoria Azarenka and Angelique Kerber will take part.
Australian superstars, world No.1 Ash Barty (Qld) and Nick Kyrgios (ACT) headlinea blockbuster Melbourne Summer Series at Melbourne Park from 31 January to 6 February 2021.
Halep has enjoyed being at home, allowing her body and mind to recover from a stressful year, but now she hopes to get some matches under her belt in a WTA 500 event at Melbourne Park to warm up for the hardcourt Grand Slam.
Speaking in an interview on U.S. network Tennis Channel, Tiley outlined the positive outlook on hosting the Australian Open with a minimum of 50 per cent capacity crowds and a view to increasing that in consultation with health officials.
Some of the tennis world's superstars are expected to gather in Australia's Adelaide in late January to play a pre-Australian Open warm-up exhibition, Tennis Australia (TA) revealed when it confirmed the line-up for the one-off event on Saturday.
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"These two tournaments are a real coup for South Australia", South Australian Premier Stuart Marshall said.
Players in both Adelaide and Melbourne will be under the same quarantine conditions, granted five hours each day outside of their hotel room to train, with strict measures put in place.
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Australia's world No.1 Ashleigh Barty will return to the court after a long layoff to headline one of two women's tournaments that will split the top 32 ranked players in the world - with 16 to play in the Gippsland Trophy and 16 to play in the Yarra Valley Classic.
However, the Sydney Morning Herald said the Adelaide hotel, which has gym facilities, would offer much better accommodation for the players than those on offer in Melbourne.
"I didn't get too sick with it thankfully but, of course, as a professional athlete, I was anxious about my lungs so we did lots of tests and everything was great", the 2018 French Open victor said.