Story at a glance

  • Serena Williams revealed she won’t be competing at the Australian Open in January.
  • Williams made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Williams previously retired from her first-round match at Wimbledon in June due to a hamstring injury.

Serena Williams revealed she won’t be competing at the Australian Open in January.

AP


Williams made the unexpected announcement via a Twitter statement on Wednesday.


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Following the advice of my medical team, I have decided to withdraw from this year’s Australian Open,” Williams said in a statement, released by the Australian Open. “While this is never an easy decision to make, I am not where I need to be physically to compete.”

 

Williams previously retired from her first-round match at Wimbledon in June due to a hamstring injury.

“Melbourne is one of my favorite cities to visit and I look forward to playing at the AO every year,” Williams said. “I will miss seeing the fans but am excited to return and compete at my highest level.”

The Australian Open takes place Jan. 17-30.


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Published on Dec 08, 2021