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Friday, January 5, 2018

Serena Williams Withdraws From Australian Open

Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month's Australian Open in Melbourne.

The 36-year-old American last week played her first match since giving birth in September.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner and the reigning Australian Open champion, said: "Although I am super close, I'm not where I want to be."

She said: "My coach and team always said 'only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way'. I can compete - but I don't want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time. The memory of last year's Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again."

5 comments:

  1. She isn't fit yet. She shouldn't rush it. She would surely excel when she finally returns

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  2. She came out too early before

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  3. You can't stay winning forever. No condition is permanent

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