Serena will need time to get match tough

Updated: March 24, 2004, 4:04 PM ET
By Pam Shriver | Special to ESPN.com

Unlike any other event, all signs are pointing to a return to play by Serena Williams at the Nasdaq-100 Open on Friday. She's on site and says she's eager to play.

Even if she's physically 100 percent, she still has to get her body into match shape and has to reacclimate to the mental side of the game. She should realize -- based on the difficulties her sister Venus Williams has gone through in her own injury comeback -- that this might be one of the biggest challenges of her career so ...

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