"I think everyone should have high expectations", said Williams, who will be unseeded at Indian Wells and open her campaign against 53rd-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
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"I don't need any more motivation", Williams said. The film then flashes forward to scenes of her powerful tennis game with her voiceover stating how she pushed past all the calls of why she could never succeed. "She's going to bring that instinct on the court with her, so I don't think she's too anxious about that".
The former World No.1 won her first match against former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, but met her match in Zhang in the semi-finals, as the Chinese star came through 13-11.
"I nearly died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia", Williams wrote in her column on CNN.
"Serena's target (for this season) will be to win grand slams", Mouratoglou said.
In an interview with BBC Sport, the 36-year-old American admitted it has been hard since she took a pause from the sport, and does not expect to be at her best just yet.
She was, she afterwards revealed, nearly two months pregnant at the time, and went on to have her daughter Alexis Olympia, in September. And also by giving her daughter a meaningful chance to watch her play.
"So, I expect her to be at full flight".
Williams last appeared in a Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open. The victor of two tournaments already this year, she won the last seven points to break away from a 3-3 tie against Venus, then swept Vandeweghe 10-0.
She added it was "impossible" to say how long she would continue to play for.
"I've been trying to get back into playing tennis, which is something that I love the most, and to have this experience with Serena who is my greatest friend, means so much".