Did Serena Williams just drop a hint about her return in cryptic Instagram post?

Listed on the tournament's official entry list, Serena Williams has tennis fans eagerly hoping for her return at the Australian Open in January. While she's yet to confirm the news, the defending champion has been practicing and posting pictures and videos of her progress.

On Monday morning, she likely furthered hopes with a cryptic post on Instagram. Writing, "Be excited. Be very excited....," she shared a photo of some enviable sparkly gold-and-white Nike kicks as she clearly stood on a tennis court. I don't want to read into anything, but please note the extra ellipsis in that sentence. That has to mean something super serious, right?

Be excited. Be very excited....

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I don't even totally know what this means but I GOT EXCITED. I GOT VERY EXCITED.

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